Chris Rock says the Oscars requested him to host and laughs about the smack

Chris Rock, who was memorably slapped by Oscar winner Will Smith during the 2022 Academy Awards

Said during his comedy performance that he was approached to host next year’s gala but declined.

Returning to the award ceremony, Rock remarked, would be like asking Nicole Brown Simpson to “go back to the dinner.”

Chris Rock is condemned by Nicole Brown Simpson's family and the prosecutor for making a "repulsive" joke.