- A few hours since Hollywood actor Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock at the Oscars, he has offered an apology
- He indicated that the comedian’s joke about his wife Jada Pinkett did not sit well with him, so he acted out of emotions
- Smith also apologised to the Academy, the producers of the show, event attendees, and his fans across the world
Things were going well at the Oscar Awards on Sunday when comedian Chris Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett’s shaven hair that did not go well with her husband Will Smith.
What had seemed like a light moment spilt out of control when Will majestically walked up from his seat, stepped up the podium and smacked Chris in the face.
After taking back his seat, he shouted at the comedian to keep his wife’s name out of his mouth.
Given the manner in which Chris laughed off the hot slap, many were left wondering whether the stunt was choreographed or a spur of the moment.
I am sorry
A day after the story went viral across the world, Will has come out to condemn violence in all of its forms, saying it is poisonous and destructive.
In a statement on social media, the I am Legend star condemned his own behaviour at the previous night’s Academy Awards, terming it as unacceptable and inexcusable.
He explained that as much as jokes at his expense is a part of the job, a joke about his wife’s medical condition was too much to bear, making him react emotionally.
Will added that there is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.
Work in progress
Apart from Chris, Will also reached out to the Academy, the producers of the show, all the attendees and everyone watching around the world.
The heartfelt apology was also directed at the Williams Family and his King Richard Family.
Will and Jada have in the recent past had marriage problems after the latter openly revealed that she got into a romantic entanglement with a younger man.
Old video of Chris Rock shading Will Smith’s wife Jada at 2016 Oscars resurfaces
An old video where comedian, Chris Rock publicly dissed actor, Will Smith’s wife Jada at the 2016 Oscars while he was the main host has brought another perspective to the slapping incident.
Social media went wild with hot takes and reactions when Will slapped Chris Rock for making his wife’s struggles with alopecia the b*tt of his joke at the 2022 Oscars.
In the video which made round online, Chris dragged Jada for boycotting the Oscars in 2016.