Actor Will Smith have apologized to comedian Chris Rock for slapping him during the 2022 Oscars. Will released a lengthy video on Instagram in which he discussed his feelings in the light of the incident. Will claimed that he tried to contact Chris but that the comedian is not yet willing to talk.
Rose Rock also received an apology from Will Smith
Chris and his family, including his mother Rose Rock, received an apology from Will Smith. The video begins with text that read, “It’s been a minute… Over the last few months, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and personal work. You asked a lot of fair questions and I wanted to take some time to answer.”
What Will Smith have said in the video?
In the video, Will said, “Why didn’t you apologise to Chris in your acceptance speech?” “I was fogged out by that point. It was all fuzzy. I’ve reached out to Chris and the message that came back is that he is not ready to talk. When he is, he will reach out. So, I will say to you, Chris. I apologise to you. My behavior was unacceptable, and I am here whenever you are ready to talk,” answered the actor.
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How it all started?
Things started in March of this year. Will smacked him after Chris made a joke about Will’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head. Jada has shaved her head Since she was receiving an alopecia areata diagnosis. Will also explained that it wasn’t his wife who had prompted him to make the decision on Oscar’s night.
“It’s like, I made a choice on my own from my own experience, from my history with Chris. Jada had nothing to do with, sorry babe, sorry to my kids and family for the heat that I brought on all of us,” he said. Will also apologized to fellow nominees at the Oscars 2022.
“I am human, and I made a mistake, and I am trying not to think of myself as a piece of s***,” said Will and apologized to everyone he has let down with his behavior.
Will Smith has been prohibited from Academy Awards for the next 10 years by The Academy. A decision was taken following the actor’s resignation from the Academy.
Previously Will Smith had shared a note over the matter. “Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally,” read an excerpt from his apology statement.
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