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Chris Rock seen walking in NYC … as Will Smith has yet to personally reach out and apologize

Chris Rock on Tuesday was seen out for a stroll in New York City, amid news that Will Smith has yet to personally reach out and apologize to the comedian after slapping him at the Academy Awards last month.

The 57-year-old comic was clad in a navy blue bomber jacket over a blue sweater over a white top as he stepped out in the SoHo neighborhood on the spring day.

The Emmy-winning performer donned torn blue jeans with white Reebok sneakers, wearing headphones and glasses while toting a blue bag during his walk.

The latest: Chris Rock, 57, on Tuesday was seen out for a stroll in New York City, amid news that Will Smith, 53, has yet to personally reach out and apologize to the comedian after slapping him at the Academy Awards last month

The latest: Chris Rock, 57, on Tuesday was seen out for a stroll in New York City, amid news that Will Smith, 53, has yet to personally reach out and apologize to the comedian after slapping him at the Academy Awards last month

Smith’s slap of Rock has steadfastly remained in the headlines about a month after the shocking March 27 incident at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California.

The Saturday Night Live alum ‘hasn’t even received a personal apology’ from Smith, 53, nearly a month after the incident, Page Six reported on Monday.

Smith, who apologized to the Everybody Hates Chris star via social media and a statement in the wake of the incident, was seen visiting Mumbai, India last week, as an insider told People that the King Richard star was there to focus on spirituality, yoga and meditation.

A source told Page Six they were skeptical of Smith’s motives in the absence of a personal apology to Rock following the Oscars incident.

The comedian was clad in a navy blue bomber jacket over a blue sweater over a white top as he stepped out in the SoHo neighborhood on the spring day

The comedian was clad in a navy blue bomber jacket over a blue sweater over a white top as he stepped out in the SoHo neighborhood on the spring day

The Emmy-winning performer donned torn blue jeans with white Reebok sneakers, wearing headphones and glasses while toting a blue bag during his walk

The Emmy-winning performer donned torn blue jeans with white Reebok sneakers, wearing headphones and glasses while toting a blue bag during his walk

‘Will’s “spiritual journey” to India for yoga and meditation seems cynical and ridiculous, given that he hasn’t apologized personally to the one person he assaulted in front of millions,’ the source said. ‘No amount of Namastes will make up for that.’

Smith at the Oscars apologized to the Academy and other nominees, but made no reference to Rock in his acceptance speech after winning the Best Actor Oscar for his role as tennis patriarch Richard Williams in King Richard.

Smith took to Instagram on March 28 and called himself ‘a work in progress’ after saying his behavior at the Oscars was ‘unacceptable and inexcusable.’

Smith added, ‘I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong.’

Rock 'hasn't even received a personal apology' from Smith, 53, nearly a month after the incident, sources told Page Six Monday

Rock ‘hasn’t even received a personal apology’ from Smith, 53, nearly a month after the incident, sources told Page Six Monday

Smith has twice issued public apologies to the comedian but has not reached out to him personally, sources told the outlet

Smith has twice issued public apologies to the comedian but has not reached out to him personally, sources told the outlet

He subsequently alluded to Rock in a statement he issued April 1 as he resigned from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

‘The list of those I have hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, all those in attendance, and global audiences at home,’ said Smith, who subsequently received a 10-year ban from the Academy over the slap.

The Oscars exchange between Smith and Rock took place after Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head, saying, ‘Jada, I love you, GI Jane 2, can’t wait to see it,’ in reference to the 1997 movie which featured Demi Moore with a shaved head. (Pinkett Smith, 50, has alopecia, which causes hair loss.)

Smith then walked onstage and smacked Rock, then returned to his seat and shouted at him twice, ‘Keep my wife’s name out of your f***ing mouth!’ to a stunned audience.

Rock donned a pair of headphones as he kept to himself on the weekday walk in the Big Apple

Rock donned a pair of headphones as he kept to himself on the weekday walk in the Big Apple

Rock has stayed relatively mum about the incident involving Smith at the Oscars, briefly addressing it at a few comedy shows

Rock has stayed relatively mum about the incident involving Smith at the Oscars, briefly addressing it at a few comedy shows

Rock has stayed relatively mum about the incident involving Smith at the Oscars, briefly addressing it at a few comedy shows.

In an April 22 appearance at The Lyric in Baltimore, Rock said, ‘I’m alright, I’m alright … healed from the nicks and bruises, for the most part,’ CBSBaltimore reported.

In an April 8 show at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, Rock told the audience, ‘I’m okay. I have a whole show and I’m not talking about that until I get paid,’ the Palm Springs Desert Sun reported.

In his March 30 show at The Wilbur in Boston, days after the incident, Rock said he was ‘still processing what happened,’ and that ‘other than the weird thing, life is pretty good.’

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