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Eddie Murphy Explains Revisiting Oscars Slap In His Golden Globes Award Acceptance Speech

Hollywood actor, Eddie Murphy has reacted to backlash received over his recent Golden Globes award acceptance speech

Eddie Murphy Explains Revisiting Oscars Slap In His Golden Globes Award Acceptance Speech
Eddie Murphy, Will Smith and Chris Rock

While accepting a Golden Globe on Tuesday January 10, Eddie joked that one key to success was to ‘keep Will Smith’s wife’s name out your f***ing mouth!’

Although many in the crowd laughed it off, netizens didn’t take it likely with the actor’s speech

As many believes He shouldn’t have made reference when everyone else was trying to move past it

Now, The Coming to America star has come out to address the jibe he made during the award ceremony.

When asked whether he had spoken to Smith or Rock since making the joke, the 61-year-old comedy icon said: ‘No, I haven’t. But I love both of them.’

Murphy added to Entertainment Tonight: ‘Yeah, because in reality, I’ve worked with Jada. I love Will. I love Will, and I love Chris — and it’s all love.’

The actor then said that he doesn’t believe he will hear from Smith after making the remark, and told Extra he would have made the same joke if he were hosting this year’s Oscars.

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Eddie Murphy Explains Revisiting Oscars Slap In His Golden Globes Award Acceptance Speech
Will smith, Hitting Chris Rock at the Oscars

‘I would have worked that joke that I did right in there some kind of way,’ he told Extra. 

Explaining why he told the joke, Murphy revealed: ‘You have to say something about it, then you move on.’

Whike things are already starting to fall back in place for Will Smith since the Oscar debacle, with his lead role in latest movie, Emancipation

It however is clear that despite the attempt to mend the seal, Will Smith and Chris Rock May never be friends again

 

 

 

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