Chris Rock skipped the 2023 Oscars and watched the occasion as a substitute at a viewing get together in Miami, Florida.
The comic hosted final 12 months’s occasion that was marred by drama after Finest Actor winner Will Smith stormed the stage and bashed the host for making a joke about his spouse Jada Pinkett Smith – and a 12 months later Chris determined to remain hidden away on the east coast by attending the Self-importance Truthful and Xeomin viewing get together on the 4 Seasons Resort in Miami on Sunday evening (12.03.23).
Video footage from the occasion reveals Chris giving get together host, fellow comic Whitney Cummings, an enormous hug earlier than stopping to speak together with her.
Earlier reviews recommended Rock declined an invite to host the 2023 ceremony in any case of final 12 months’s drama and the job as a substitute went to fellow comic Jimmy Kimmel.
It did not take lengthy for the comic to reference the now-infamous slap as he teased the incident in his opening monologue on the outset of the ceremony at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theater, urging the star-studded crowd to heed the “strict insurance policies” which have been put in place.
She joked: “We would like you to get pleasure from your self. We would like you to really feel secure. And most significantly, we wish me to really feel secure. So now we have strict insurance policies in place. If anybody on this theater commits an act of violence at any level through the present, you’ll obtain the Academy Award for Finest Actor and be allowed to present an 18-minute speech. “Critically, the Academy has a disaster crew in place. If one thing unpredictable or violent occurs through the ceremony, simply do what you probably did final 12 months: nothing. Possibly even give the abuser a hug. She additionally joked that there was a excessive risk that such an occasion would repeat itself. She quipped, “5 Irish actors are nominated tonight, which suggests the chances of one other onstage combat have simply elevated.”