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Chris Rock went to COUNSELLING after being slapped by Will Smith at the Oscars
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Chris Rock went to COUNSELLING after being slapped by Will Smith at the Oscars

Chris Rock went to COUNSELLING after being slapped by Will Smith at the Oscars
Photo: © ANP

Leslie Jones has confirmed that Chris Rock had to undergo counselling after being slapped by Will Smith at the Academy Awards.

During the last Oscars ceremony, Rock alluded to Jada Pinkett-Smith's bald head with a joke about her starring in the next G.I. Jane movie. Smith didn't take kindly to the joke and walked up to Rock and slapped him across the face before sending further threats after he sat back down, while it was subsequently revealed that his wife was suffering from alopecia.

Social media and news outlets went into meltdown.

Later that night, Smith won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in King Richard, but he was subsequently given a 10-year Oscars ban by the Academy.

"People need to understand his daughters, his parents, saw that. He had to go to counselling with his daughters," Jones told People.

READ MORE: Should Will Smith have been JAILED for assaulting Chris Rock?


"For a long a*s time I was just mad. Chris Rock did a f**king joke. I know Will, too... I was like, you couldn't handle that s**t afterwards?

"This is the Oscars. The whole world is watching. I was like, 'Chris, when he got up why didn't you run?' I would've been running around that stage like, 'Will, calm down. Jada, call your man!'"

Rock stayed silent about the incident for a while, but opened up about it during his comedy special Selective Outrage. He was criticised by some for trying to monetise what happened, but Jones has leapt to his defence.

"Everybody got p**sed off about him doing a special," she continued.

"That's what comedians do. Instead of us going crazy we f**king go talk about it on the f**king stage. Thank God we've got the stage,"

Jones her currently promoting her memoir, Leslie F**king Jones.

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