Stand-up comedian Chris Rock has reportedly refused to host the  Oscars 2023.

Chris Rock himself revealed in his comedy show that he was approached by the Academy to host the event.

However, he had turned down the glorious opportunity to host the  95th Academy Awards.

Chris revealed this information with a cryptic statement that targets Will Smith's slap for his decision to  not host the Oscars.

He said  that the 2022 Oscars felt like a crime scene, referring to the murder trial of O.J. Simpson in 1995.

While hosting the 94th Academy Awards,Chris funnily made a joke about Will Smith's wife Jada's shaved head, which was clearly not liked by Will as he marched towards the  stage and slapped Chris.

In his recent comedy show, Chris said that Smith's slap really did hurt as  he is bigger than him.

He added that the state of Nevada will obviously not want to sanction a fight between him and Smith.

He also said that he has made this decision to take the heat away  from the Oscar fiasco.

Chris revealed that he turned down the Academy Awards' offer to appear in a  Super Bowl ad.