Will Smith Apologizes To Chris Rock By Name, Finally. And Also To …

Oscars 2022: Will Smith became emotional during his acceptance speech. (Image courtesy: AFP)


  • Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars
  • He did this after the comedian made a joke about his wife
  • Earlier, Will Smith apologized to the Academy during his speech

New Delhi:

Academy Award -winning actor Will Smith used his speech at the Oscars yesterday to apologize – minutes earlier, he had slapped presenter Chris Rock over a joke about Jada Pinkett’s wife. It’s just that Will didn’t actually apologize to Chris. He did that in an Instagram post shared last night in which he named Chris Rock and also apologized to the Academy – which is reportedly considering taking action against him – everyone who went and watched the Oscars, the Williams family and “King Richard’s family” – Will Smith won Best Actor for his role as Richard Williams, father of tennis stars Venus and Serena. If his tearful Oscar speech failed to address the public attack he made, Will Smith’s Instagram post stated very clearly: “I openly want to apologize to you, Chris,” he began the post, concluding, “I’m in the process.”

Will Smith steps over to Chris Rock and slaps him after the comedian made an out -of -color joke about Will Jada Pinkett’s wife’s hair – she suffers from alopecia that causes hair loss. The altercation was recorded on camera in a live broadcast that was watched around the world. Shortly afterwards, Will Smith won Best Actor and delivered an emotional speech in which he blamed his actions on love and apologized to the Academy and its other candidates.

Will Smith’s Instagram post corrects this. “I want to openly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I was ashamed and my actions did not show the man I wanted. There is no place for violence in the world of love and kindness,” he wrote, adding, “Violence in all its forms is toxic and destructive.My behavior at the Academy Awards last night was unacceptable and unforgivable.Jokes with my expenses were part of the job, but jokes about Jada’s medicine the situation was too heavy for me to bear and I reacted emotionally . ” Will Smith was furious when Chris Rock made Jane’s GI joke about Jada Pinkett, referring to her shaved head. Jada revealed her struggle with alopecia to the public a few years ago.

The 53 -year -old actor apologized once again to the Academy in his post and also to everyone: “I would also like to apologize to the Academy, the producer of the show, all the participants and everyone who watched around the world. I would like to apologize to the Williams Family and my King Richard Family. I deeply regret that my behavior has tarnished what has been a wonderful journey for all of us. “

Calling himself “work in progress,” Will Smith signed his statement. Read Will Smith’s full statement here:

After slapping Chris Rock, Will Smith returned to his seat and shouted, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f ***** g mouth.” Then, while receiving the Best Actor trophy, Will Smith said tearfully, “I want to apologize to the academy. I want to apologize to all my nominee friends … The art of imitating life. I look like a crazy father as they say about Richard Williams. But love will make you do crazy things. ” He also revealed what Best Actor nominee Denzel Washington had said to him in a previous commercial break: “Thank you Denzel, who said to me a few minutes ago … he said,‘ at your highest moment, be careful, when that’s what the devil came for you. ‘”

“Hopefully they invite me back,” Will Smith said of the Academy and the Oscars. This may be an issue now. After the incident, the Academy sent out a brief statement later saying it did not “condone violence in any form.” It also reportedly met to decide on actions, if any, to be taken. Meanwhile, Chris Rock has declined to make a police report, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

After the Oscars, Will Smith and family posed in the press room for a photo shoot. She then attended Vanity Fair after the party and was seen dancing and taking selfies like Slapgate didn’t happen.

Will Smith, a Hollywood A-lister, is such a popular movie star Ali, The Pursuit of HappinessMen in Black series and Bad boy movies just to name a few. He is also the star of a popular television series The New Prince of Bel-Air.


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