Will Smith may have released an apology video for slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars in March, but any chances of the comedian personally expressing regret seems very low at this point.
Smith released a nearly six-minute video on Friday in which he said he was “deeply remorseful” for his actions and that he had been “doing a lot of thinking and personal work” over the past few months.
He also said that he reached out to The Rock, who reportedly said he would arrive when he was ready.
“So I’ll say to you, Chris, I apologize to you,” Smith said in the video. “My behavior was unacceptable, and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk.”
Sources told People.com That Rock reportedly “moved on” from the television incident and there is no reason to discuss it with Smith.
“Chris doesn’t have to talk,” an insider told People.com. “It’s clearly something that bothers Will more than Chris. Will has to deal with his issues. Chris is fine.”
But although Rock doesn’t feel obligated to talk to Smith about the slap, he apparently doesn’t mind talking about it on stage.
“If everyone claims to be the victim, no one will listen to the real victims. Even I am getting smacked by Suge Smith,” he told the crowd, Marion, co-founder of Death Row Records. A reference to “Suse” Knight, who is serving a 28-year sentence for murder. “I went to work the next day; I have kids.”