Finally Apologizing to Chris Rock Will Smith Also Contacts His Mother & Brother
In a heartfelt video, Will Smith finally apologizes to Chris Rock for the Oscars slap incident.
Will Smith is addressing the notorious Chris Rock Oscars slap in the open.
In response to “a lot of legitimate inquiries,” the actor took to social media four months after the news-making incident to apologize to Rock once more for slapping him on stage at the 2022 Academy Awards after he made a joke about Rock’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
Smith explained why he didn’t apologize to Rock when he won the Oscar for Best Actor for King Richard in a moving YouTube video, claiming that he was “fogged out at that moment.”
It’s all hazy, Smith declared. “I went out to Chris, and the response I received said he’s not ready to chat, but he will reach out when he is.
Smith spoke to Rock directly as well. “Chris, please accept my apology. I’m available to speak with you anytime you’re ready, and my behavior was inappropriate.
He also extended his regrets to Chris’ mother and Tony Rock, Chris’ brother. I had no idea how many people were harmed, he admitted. “Tony Rock was my man, and I doubt this can be fixed.”
Smith said that there is “no part of me that thinks it was the correct way to behave in that time” after pondering extensively over the previous few months.
After Rock made a joke comparing Pinkett’s hair to Demi Moore’s G.I. Jane persona, Pinkett was captured on video rolling her eyes. Jane. Smith, though, claims that his wife did not initiate the attack.
He claimed, “I made a decision on my own, based on my own experiences, and my history with Chris. “Jada was unrelated to it. I apologize, baby. I want to apologize to my family and kids for the stress I put them and me all through.
Additionally, he expressed regret to his fellow Oscar candidates, particularly Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, who won the Best Documentary prize shortly after receiving the smack.
I won because you voted for me, so to all my other nominees, you know, this is a community, Smith remarked. And I’m very sorry for having taken advantage of you and ruined your moment. Still, I can make out Questlove’s eyes. Well, it occurred during Questlove’s award ceremony. And, you know, saying “I’m sorry” doesn’t really cut it.
Smith acknowledged feeling sorry for himself for failing to uphold his obligations to others. People disappointing me is my primary trauma. I detest disappointing people, he declared. Knowing that I didn’t live up to people’s expectations of me affects me psychologically and emotionally.
He went on to say:
“I am extremely sorry, and I’m trying not to feel ashamed of myself while I’m sorry. I’m trying not to think of myself as a piece of trash because I’m human, I made a mistake, and I’m human.
Smith made a commitment to improve after the video’s conclusion. He said, “I know it was perplexing, I know it was upsetting. But I can assure you that I am utterly committed to bringing happiness, love, and light into the world. And, you know, I swear we’ll be able to be friends again if you hold on.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences prohibited Smith from returning to the Oscars or going to any other Academy functions for the following ten years as a result of the scandal. His film projects, including Bad Boys 4 and others, have also been delayed.