“Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face,” Rock said during a set at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday for his “Only Headliners Allowed” tour with Kevin Hart, ET reported. The comment was reportedly made during a segment on cancel culture.
During the Academy Awards ceremony, Smith walked onstage and slapped Rock across the face for joking about the shaved head of his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.
In a sketch about people being overly sensitive, Rock reportedly said: “That shit hurt, motherfucker,” but “I’m not a victim.”
“I shook that shit off and went to work the next day,” he said, per Us Weekly.