Will Smith Posts Touching Video Apology Regarding Chris Rock Slap At Oscars
After slapping Chris Rock on the Oscars stage, it has been a while since Will Smith spoke to the public. He has also made a few statements about the matter, despite not always being visible in public. In contrast, he made a fresh apology video and posted it to YouTube this morning. In it, he professed his sorrow for the infamous slap and apologized to Chris Rock and his family. He provided an explanation for why Rock wasn’t apologized to in his video.
“I was fogged out by that point,” he stated. “It’s all fuzzy. I’ve reached out to Chris and the message that came back is that he’s not ready to talk and when he is, he will reach out. So I will say to you, Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk.”
Smith also expressed regret to Tony Rock, who has been quite outspoken about the incident, and Chris Rock’s mother, who recently spoke out about how she felt about the slap. Will Smith clarified that he and Tony had a close bond that he now characterized as “irreparable.”
“There is no part of me that thinks that was the right way to behave in that moment,” he added. “There’s no part of me that thinks that’s the optimal way to handle a feeling of disrespect or insults.”
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