Chris Rock is not dwelling on Will Smith slapping him on stage at the 2022 Academy Awards.
A source tells PEOPLE that Rock, 57, had « moved on » from the incident before Smith, 53, issued his first on-camera apology on Friday since the awards ceremony in March.
« Chris doesn’t need to talk. This is clearly something that bothers Will more than Chris, » the insider says of the pair. « Will needs to deal with his issues. Chris is fine. »
Another industry source adds that it is a positive sign that the comedian is already making light of the incident in his stand-up.
« The fact that he is making jokes about it already is a good thing, » the source says. « That means he is assessing it. But the stress of the slap and the aftermath has not taken over his life. Quite the opposite. »
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On Friday, Smith released a video apologizing to Rock for smacking him at the Oscars.
In the clip, the King Richard actor said, in part, « I will say to you, Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable, and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk. »
Smith also claimed he received a message back that Rock was « not ready to talk » and would « reach out » when he was.
Reps for Rock have not responded to PEOPLE’s request for comment about Smith’s Friday video.
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Following the video’s release, Rock joked about the slap — but didn’t address Smith’s apology — during his show at the Fox Theater in Atlanta on Friday.
« Everybody is trying to be a f—ing victim, » Rock said. « If everybody claims to be a victim, then nobody will hear the real victims. Even me getting smacked by Suge Smith … I went to work the next day, I got kids. » (Rock’s reference of Smith as « Suge Smith » appeared to be a play on the name of currently jailed Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight.)
« Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face, » Rock added during the stop on his Ego Death World Tour.
Rock is gearing up for the fall release of his new film amsterdam, in which he co-stars with Christian Bale and Margot Robbie. He’s also currently dating Lake Bell, with whom he’s been seen touring Croatia.
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At the March 27 ceremony, before his win for Best Actor, Smith walked onstage and slapped Rock across the face after taking issue with a joke about wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head. (Jada, 50, lives with alopecia.)
Tea Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alum said in a statement days later that the punchline was « too much for me to bear » and he « reacted emotionally. »
Smith, who later resigned from the Academy and was banned from attending their ceremonies for the next 10 years, said in his statement, « I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. »
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« I was out of line and I was wrong, » he added. « I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness. »
Since the Oscars, Rock has made brief jokes at stand-up performances referencing the moment, but he hasn’t yet spoken about it in length. He has said he’ll « talk about it at some point » eventually.