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Will Smith apologizes to Chris Rock for Oscar slap

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Will Smith apologized for slapping Chris Rock. “I’m ready anytime you want to talk”

Chris Rock, Will Smith, and the slapstick everyone was talking about after the Oscars

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It was the shocking moment at this year’s Oscars. After a failed joke about Jada Pinkett Smith going bald, Will Smith stepped on stage and punched comedian Chris Rock. Smith has now commented on the scandal.

Will Smith has been silent for a long time after the actor caused the most shocking moment of this year’s Oscars. After comedian Chris Rock made an on-stage joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s baldness, apparently unaware that the actress suffers from patchy baldness, Smith slapped him in the face. In front of the rolling cameras and shocked audience.

Will Smith apologizes to Chris Rock

Chris Rock was also shocked, but then he stopped the police from arresting his partner. The opposite. instead of being punished, Will Smith won an Oscar for Best Actor and tried to explain himself in his acceptance speech. After the award, he kept quiet about the movie star. Now he has spoken out on social media.

“During the last few months, I have been thinking a lot and working personally…” he said in his video message. “You asked some very valid questions that I wanted to take some time to answer,” says Smith.

Why he didn’t directly apologize to Rock in his speech was one of the questions. “At the time, I was stunned,” Smith explains. “Everything is messed up. I reached out to Chris and the message that came back was that he wasn’t ready to talk yet and would be in touch when he was. So I say to you Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was as follows. It’s unacceptable and I’m here for you if you’re ready to talk.”

Jada Pinkett Smith had nothing to do with the slap

He also explained that the woman did not ask him to defend her so publicly. He also had to apologize to his family. During the past few months, he “understood the nuances and complexities of what happened at that moment.” “There’s no part of me that thinks that’s the best way to deal with feeling disrespected or offended,” the King Richard star explains. He’s working on it. Disappointing people is the worst thing for him. “If you bear with me, I promise we can be friends again,” he says at the end.

Will Smith will soon not be able to make amends on the Oscar stage. The Academy banned him for ten years after the incident.

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