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Chris Rock shuts down fan who cursed out Will Smith during comedy show

Chris Rock is still taking the high road.

The “Down to Earth” star performed in Boston again Thursday night and shut down an audience member who cursed out Will Smith, People reported.

The fan shouted, “F–k Will Smith,” but Rock was not having it, replying, “No, no, no, no, no…”

The famed comedian, 57, addressed Smith, 53, slapping him at the 2022 Oscars for the first time Wednesday at his first performance since the headline-making incident, telling fans he was “still processing” what occurred at Sunday’s awards show.

Rock then told his sold-out crowd that he would eventually talk about the slap, but “right now I’m going to tell some jokes.”

Smith has not commented beyond his public apology to Rock, but the Academy since has made multiple statements condemning the “King Richard” star’s actions and then claiming it asked him to leave but he “refused.” Sources subsequently told TMZ, however, that the organization’s statement was a lie.

Three insiders who were reportedly at Sunday’s ceremony and “witnessed various conversations” told the outlet that some wanted Smith to leave but others did not.

The sources also alleged that show producer Will Packer had told Smith “he could stay.”

Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars.
Smith since has apologized for the slap.
AFP via Getty Images

Packer, 47, will appear on “Good Morning America” Friday to share his version of the dramatic events, but a teaser already shows him discussing having LAPD on hand to arrest Smith if Rock had decided to press charges (he did not).

“They were saying, ‘This is battery,’ was the word they used in that moment,” Packer claimed. “[The officers] said, ‘We will go get him, we are prepared to get him right now.’”

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