Despite his status on set, Rock stated that he did not request that he be dismissed, and that “his sin has punished him.” “Go through that full day and watch me…be me in all my glory,” he said, adding that it must have been difficult for the bully.
In the thread, Reddit fans admired Rock’s response to his former foe. One person wrote: “The irrational and enraged desire vengeance. Apologies are accepted by the nice and naive. The successful and intelligent move on.”
“The best revenge is to live well,” commented another, while others made obvious references to the Oscars episode. “He received a solid slap, stood up, and bounced back like a pro. I’m amazed at how effectively he handled himself and continues to do so “According to one user. “With just one slap, a legend became a chump, and a comedian became a legend,” claimed another.
Smith has apologized for what he called a “unacceptable and inexcusable” behavior.
He also resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, just two days after the organization’s code of conduct was violated.
Smith can still be invited to Academy Oscars ceremonies and be nominated for future awards despite the fact that he is no longer a voting member of the Academy.