- After punching Chris Rock at the March Academy Awards, Will Smith claims he is “really sorry.”
- Smith apologizes to Tony Rock, who portrayed Tony Rock in the 2007 comedy “All of Us,” which he and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, produced.
Will Smith says he is “truly sorry” for hitting Chris Rock at the March Academy Awards.
The words “It’s been a minute” were displayed at the beginning of a video Smith uploaded on Friday to his verified Instagram account.
The statement adds, “Over the past few months, I’ve done a lot of thinking and personal work… I wanted to take some time to respond to all the legitimate questions you raised.
Smith then enters the frame while sighing, asking the camera why he didn’t apologize to Rock during his Oscars victory speech for his performance in “King Richard,” which won him the award for best actor.
Smith admits, “I was fogged out at that time.” “Everything is hazy. Chris has said he isn’t ready to discuss it but will get in touch with me when he is. I shall thus apologize to you, Chris. I apologize for my conduct, and I’m available whenever you want to talk.”
CNN has contacted Rock’s representatives for comment.
In addition, Smith extends his regrets to Tony Rock, who played the role of Tony Rock in the 2007 comedy “All of Us,” produced by Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.
Smith claims, “We had a wonderful friendship.” “Tony Rock was my man, and I doubt this can be fixed.”
Chris Rock was presenting at the Oscars when Smith entered the stage and smacked him after he made a joke about his wife’s shaved head.
Alopecia, an autoimmune condition that can cause hair loss, is the cause of Pinkett Smith’s hair loss.
Smith also states in his video that his wife did not ask him to do anything after rolling her eyes at Rock’s joke in response to whether or not she had.
He expresses his regrets to her, their kids, and the other Academy Award nominees in the post.
The last three months, according to Smith, have been spent “replaying and understanding the subtlety and complexities of what happened at that moment.”
No part of me believes that was the appropriate course of action to take at that particular time, he tells the audience. “I’m not heading to try to unravel all of that right now,” he continues. “No part of me believes that is the best response to being treated disrespectfully or insulted.”
Smith continues by saying it kills him to realize he fell short of people’s expectations of him.
He says, “Disappointing people is my fundamental trauma.”
“I hate disappointing people, so it stings,”
Smith addresses his fans directly and pledges to “bring light, love, and joy into the globe.”
He adds, “If you hold on, I swear we’ll be able to be friends again.
Smith has received a penalty from the Academy in the form of a 10-year attendance ban from the Oscars.
Source: CTV NEWS