Rock is currently out on the “Chris Rock Ego Death World Tour.” He was on stage in Atlanta on Friday night just hours after Smith posted a lengthy video apology.
Per CNN, Rock said, “Everybody is trying to be a f---ing victim. If everybody claims to be a victim, then nobody will hear the real victims.”
He added, “Even me getting smacked by Suge Smith ... I went to work the next day, I got kids."
For the second time on stage, Rock quipped, “Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face."
Smith slapped Rock after he made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s bald hairstyle. The Red Table Talk host suffers from alopecia. The slap earned Smith condemnation around the world. He also resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and has been banned from Academy events for a decade.
In a recent apology video, his first since the incident, Smith — who won the Oscar for Best Actor that night — said, in part, “So I will say to you Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable and I'm here whenever you are ready to talk."
He also apologized to Rock’s mother, family, and brother who starred in the sitcom All of Us, which the Smiths created based on their blended family. “We had a great relationship," Smith said. "Tony Rock was my man and this is probably irreparable."
Smith also implored his fans to be patient as he works through the situation, saying, “Disappointing people is my central trauma," he says." I hate when I let people down so it hurts."
He concluded the heartfelt message, saying, “If you hang on I promise we'll be able to be friends again.”