Following last March’s Academy Awards, which was infamously highlighted by Will Smith being unexpectedly slapped on the air, minutes before the former won Best Actor, Smith posted a new video of his Rock apologizes. youtube Channel. King Richard The actor opened the video with a title card that read, “It’s been a minute… Over the past few months, I’ve been doing a lot of thoughtful and personal work… You asked a lot of unbiased questions that I needed.” Were. Take some time to reply.” Smith immediately addressed the controversy, noting that he did not apologize to The Rock in his acceptance speech because he was “fogged out at the time.”
Smith explained, “It’s all unclear. I’ve reached out to Chris and the message is back that he’s not ready to talk.” “And when he is, he’ll arrive. So, I’ll say to Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk.”
Smith continued his apology to the Rock family.
“I want to apologize to Chris’ mother. I saw an interview that Chris’s mother did, and that was one of the things about that moment,” Chris continued. “I didn’t realize and I wasn’t thinking [about] How many people got hurt in that moment? I want to apologize to Chris’ mother, I want to apologize to Chris’s family, especially Tony Rock. We had a great relationship. Tony Rock was my man, and it’s probably irreplaceable.”
Rock’s mother Rosalie Rock had said in a previous interview that this slap has affected her entire family.
“When he slapped Chris, he slapped us all. He really slapped me,” Rosalie said. “You reacted to your wife giving you a side-eye and you went and made her day because she was contemplating laughing when it happened.”
The acclaimed actor mentioned that he has been working on himself since the ceremony, and knew that his decision that night was ultimately the wrong one.
“I spent the last three months playing again and understanding the nuances and complexities of that moment,” Smith said. “And I’m not going to try to unpack all that right now, but all I can tell you [that] There is no part of me that thinks this was the right way to behave in that moment. There’s no part of me that thinks this is the best way to handle feelings of disrespect or humiliation.”
Smith continued by saying that the choice was “his” and that his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, had nothing to do with it. He ends the video of the apology but noting that he is “human” and that he “made a mistake”, but that he is “trying not to think”. [himself] As a piece of s-t.”
“If you stay, I promise we’ll be friends again,” Smith said in the video’s final words.
As a result of the incident, Smith is banned from the Academy Awards ceremony and all other Academy-related events for the next ten years.
“The Board has decided, for a period of 10 years with effect from April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith shall not be permitted, personally or virtually, at any Academy’s programs or events, including but not limited to the Academy Awards,” AMPAS said President David Rubin and CEO Don Hudson. “We also hope that it can start a time of healing and restoration for all involved and affected.”
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