The iconic Laugh Factory, on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, is showing support for comedian Chris Rock after Will Smith shockingly slapped him at Sunday's Oscars. The sign outside reads: 'Laugh Factory supports First Amendment Right for all comedians. The comedy community love and supports you Chris'. The slap folks are STILL talking about, occurred after Smith angrily reacted to Rock's jock that referenced his wife's bald head and a G.I. Jane movie sequel. Smith issued a formal apology 24 hours later, on his Instagram that read:
"Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behavior at last night's Academy Award was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are part of the job, but a joke about Jada's medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally. I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions we not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness."