Jay Leno, the former “Tonight Show” host, is the latest comedian to weigh in on the Will Smith-Chris Rock incident. “This is real anger,” he said.
Jay came forward yesterday and rehashed Will Smith’s Oscars incident and is standing by fellow comedian Chris Rock’s side.
The comedy community has rallied around Chris after helot romp slapped during the recent Academy Awards. Will has some offered a public apology and The Academy has issued its punishment (it will be another 10 years before the Oscar-winning actor will be able to attend any events).
But so far Chris has not yet made a formal statement about the incident but he has touched on the topic during his shows.
While the chaos surrounding the altercation is beginning to dissipate, Jay Leno is breathing new life into the conversation by addressing the controversy during an interview with the Palm Beach Daily News.
Jay attended the Oscars that night.
“To me, the thing that’s most disturbing wasn’t the slap, because he was kind of smirking after he slapped [Rock],” said Leno.” The former Tonight Show host added, “It was the yelling of the obscenities. Then you go, ‘Whoa. What’s going on here?’ This is real anger.”
Leno also blasted The Academy’s reaction when they said they would be investigating what occurred.
“What are you investigating?” Leno said. “It had to be the most recorded assault in history. I saw the back of his shoe, I saw Chris’s ear. There were so many cameras on this incident. What are you investigating? I know sometimes things are just what they appear to be.”