August 9, 2022
Will Smith breaks silence on Oscar slap, apologizes to Chris Rock in new video

Will Smith breaks his silence on this “Heard the slap ‘around the world” On Friday, a nearly six-minute video is telling fans that he has “deeply regrets” for slapping comedian Chris Rock at the 2022 Academy Awards.

The video begins with a message on Smith’s screen, stating that he has been “doing a lot of thoughtful and personal work” over the past few months, and wants to answer questions related to the incident.

In the first question, Smith explains why he didn’t apologize to the comedian in his acceptance speech, admitting that he was “blurred by that point” and “it’s all vague.”

He said he reached out to apologize to the comedian, and Rock said he would reach back when he was ready to talk.

The “King Richard” actor said in the video, “I’ve reached out to Chris and the message that comes back is that he isn’t ready to talk, and when he is, he will.”

“So I’ll tell you, Chris, I apologize to you,” said Smith. “My behavior was unacceptable and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk.”

The “Concussion” actor also apologized to Rock’s family, including his mother and younger brother, actor and comedian Tony Rock.

“I want to apologize to Chris’ mother. I saw an interview that Chris’ mom did, and it was one of those things I just didn’t realize. You know, I wasn’t thinking, but that How many people were hurt in the moment,” he said before apologizing to Tony Rock.

“You know, we had a great relationship. Tony Rock was my man,” he said. “It’s probably irreparable.”

Smith said he “spent the last three months playing again and understanding the nuances and complexities of that moment.”

The actor explained, “I’m not going to try to unpack all that right now, but I can say to all of you, there’s no part of me that thinks this was the right way to behave in that moment.” “There’s no part of me that thinks this is the best way to handle feelings of disrespect or humiliation.”

Smith also dismissed rumors that he slapped The Rock on stage at the insistence of his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, saying he “made the choice on his own” and that he “had nothing to do with it.”

Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith attend the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party after Smith slapped Chris Rock on stage, and also won an Oscar on March 27.
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith attend the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party after Smith slapped Chris Rock on stage, and also won an Oscar on March 27.

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The Rock joked about Pinkett Smith’s shaved head that she would appear in “G.I. Gen 2”. Pinkett Smith publicly shared her journey with embracing alopecia, a condition that causes hair loss.

In the rest of the video, the Oscar winner apologizes to his family and friends, to his fellow nominees and members of the Academy, and to Questlove, who won the award presented by The Rock.

“I deeply regret it, and I’m trying to apologize without feeling ashamed of myself,” he said. “Right? I’m human. And I made a mistake and I’m trying not to think of myself as a crap.”

Smith said, “I know it was confusing, I know it was shocking, but I promise you – I am deeply dedicated and committed to bringing light and love and joy to the world. ” “And, if you stay, I promise we’ll be friends again.”

The Rock recently joked about the infamous incident over the weekend during his “Only Headliners Aloud” tour stop with Kevin Hart at Madison Square Garden.

The comedian quipped, “Anyone who says hurtful words never gets punched in the face.” at,

Days after Thappad, Rock did not elaborate on the incident while performing on his Comedy Tour. He told audience members at a show in Boston that he “don’t have a bunch of crap to say about that” and “was still processing what happened.”

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