14.03.2023 / 01:01
Where was Chris Rock during the Oscars? Star keeps his distance on anniversary of infamous slap
Oscars since Will Smith infamously slapped Chris Rock on stage rolled around, fans and even fellow celebrities alike couldn't help but recall the shocking moment.The Academy ensured no such moment would ever happen again, even having a crisis team involved, and Will was banned from attending any Academy events for the next ten years.Chris on the other hand, is free to return, though it seems he preferred to keep his distance on the anniversary of the altercation, and not only did he not attend the Oscars – he has claimed he was however asked to host but turned it down – but he was far away from the Dolby Theater and Los Angeles too.WATCH: Will Smith apologizes to Academy after Chris Rock altercationMORE: Chris Rock's daughter Zahra breaks silence after being called 'rich and spoiled' by famous dadRight as Hollywood's biggest and most beloved stars gathered on the red – or rather champagne – carpet, the comedian was spotted across the country all the way in Miami. However, he still tuned in and watched the show, attending a watch party hosted by fellow comedian Whitney Cummings at the Four Seasons Hotel in Surfside, Florida, in partnership with Vanity Fair and injectable brand Xeomin, who Christina Aguilera recently partnered with.MORE: Who is Chris Rock's ex-wife and why did they split?In a video shared on Twitter by one of the party's attendees, Whitney is seen standing on top of the bar, shocked as Chris made his seemingly unexpected appearance.. @chrisrock just walked into the @VanityFair @XeominAesthetic #oscars #Oscars2023 viewing party in Miami and we were not prepared! @WhitneyCummings was pretty shocked as well..