Chris Rock’s team deny ‘fake apology’ to Will Smith [photo]

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Will Smith may have issued a formal apology to Chris Rock after slapping him at the Oscars. However the same cannot be said for Chris issuing an apology to Will over his inappropriate joke about the star’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith.

And if you’ve spotted an apology floating online, the team behind the controversial comedian claim it is “fake news”.

CHRIS ROCK SHOOTS DOWN FAKE APOLOGY

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Chris Rock has not yet issued a statement. There is a statement going around purporting to be from Rock that is not from him, per his team”.

The false statement has been shared on Twitter after being written by one Facebook user.

The statement reads: “As a comedian, it can be difficult to understand which lines are to be crossed and which ones aren’t. Last night I crossed a line that I shouldn’t have and paid the enormous price of my reputation as a renowned comedian.

“Comedy is never about poking fun at or making lite of people with major ordeals happening in their lives. Comedy is about using real-life circumstances to create laughter and bring light to an otherwise dark world.”

“With that said, I sincerely apologize to my friends Jada Pinkett-Smith, Will Smith, and the rest of the Smith family for the disrespect and disregard I displayed, which was unfortunately broadcast for the world to see. I hope that, with time, forgiveness can come of this situation, and we can all be better, more considerate people in the end. – Chris Rock”.

TICKETS TO COMEDY TOUR SKYROCKET

Meanwhile, tickets to Chris Rock’s comedy tour have seen a sharp spike since the Oscars slap.

TickPick, the online marketplace for events, have seen a surge of tickets sales for his upcoming Ego Death World Tour.

And not only have more tickets been sold, but the prices have inflated drastically. Complex reports that the tickets have been marked up over 200 percent!

And it seems everybody is keen to find out: Will Chris Rock issue an apology on stage?

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