Will Smith Offers New Apology to Chris Rock Four Months After Oscars Slap
Will Smith has officially issued an apology to Chris Rock four months after he slapped the comedian at the Academy Awards at the Oscars in March.
Here is everything you need to know.
Will Smith addresses the infamous Oscars slap
Will Smith recently took to YouTube to apologize to Chris Rock following his infamous slap at the Oscars earlier this year.
The video began with a caption that read, “Over the past few months, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and working personally. You asked a lot of fair questions that I wanted to take some time to answer.
It began: ‘Everything is blurry. I reached out to Chris and the message he got is that he’s not ready to talk, and when he is, he will.”
Willard Carroll Smith II, popularly known as Will Smith, publicly apologized to Rock in the six-minute YouTube video.
The Fresh Prince mentioned: ‘So I’ll tell you, Chris, I apologize.’
He further shared: ‘There’s not a part of me that thinks that was the right way to behave at the time. There isn’t a part of me that thinks that’s the optimal way to handle a feeling of disrespect or insults.
The 53-year-old then went on to say: “I am deeply sorry and I am trying to be sorry without being ashamed of myself.”
At one point in the clip, the actor appears to be fighting back tears as he continues, “I’m human and I made a mistake.” I’m trying not to think of myself as a piece of shit.
For the inexperienced, Smith apologizes for his behavior at the Academy Awards on March 27. The actor took the stage and slapped host Rock after the comedian made fun of the bald head of Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.
Will Smith apologizes to Chris Rock’s family
Will Smith also apologized not only to Chris Rock but also to his family.
He said: ‘My behavior was unacceptable and I’m here when you’re ready to talk. I want to apologize to Chris’s mother. I saw an interview Chris’s mom did, and that was one of the things at the time.
The producer noted, “I didn’t realize how many people were injured at the time.”
Rock’s mother Rosalie claimed in a previous interview with US Weekly, “When he slapped Chris, he slapped us all.” She really she slapped me.