Will Smith apologizes to Chris Rock, this time in a video

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Peter Kavinsky

On Friday, actor Will Smith posted a video on YouTube apologizing to host Chris Rock, who stood out during the live television broadcast of this year’s Academy Awards. Audiences around the world watched Smith take the stage after The Rock joked about Smith’s wife’s short hair. Smith punched Rock in the face, then sat in the audience and shouted obscene things at him.

Academy suspends Will Smith for 10 years for slapping Chris Rock
Academy suspends Will Smith for 10 years for slapping Chris Rock
Smith won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in King Richard. But a few days later, he resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which banned him from participating in its events for 10 years.

“Chris, I’m sorry. My behavior was unacceptable and I’m here when you’re ready to talk,” Smith said in an emotional video on Friday, adding that he was contacted by The Rock to be told that the comedian is not dead yet. ready.

Earlier this week, The Rock reportedly slapped him in the face during a stand-up show in New Jersey. “There was never a punch in the face of someone who said something fragile,” Rock jokingly said, adding that he was not a victim. “I’m not going to the hospital for a paper cut.”

Hours after the infamous slap, Smith posted an apology to The Rock on Instagram. But it was his first message in the video.

“There’s not a part of me that thinks it’s the right thing to do at that moment,” she said. “No part of me thinks this is the best way to deal with feelings of disrespect or humiliation.”

Standing in front of the camera, Smith sighed several times and seemed to be holding back tears. He answered the questions asked: Why didn’t you apologize to Chris in your acceptance speech? “I was clouded at that point,” he replied.

Smith said he responded to The Rock’s joke about his wife’s haircut with a short haircut similar to the style Demi Moore wore at Soldiers. jane Jada Pinkett Smith suffers from hair loss and has spoken publicly about her struggle with alopecia.

“Did Jada tell you to do anything after rolling your eyes?” There was another question that Smith answered in the video. I made the choice on my own, based on my own experience, out of my past with Chris,” she said. “Jada has nothing to do with it. I’m sorry, baby.”

Smith also apologized to Rock’s mother, Rose, and his once good friend, brother, Tony. He also said he felt sorry for musician Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, who won the best documentary Oscar for “Summer of the Soul” right after the infamous slap. “It really upsets me that I stole and tainted your memory,” Smith said, referring to Questlove. “And you know, as if ‘sorry’ wasn’t really enough.”

Smith said that he had repeated the Oscar incident many times in the past months to work on himself. She ended her video message, saying she hates disappointing people.

“I know it’s confusing, I know it’s shocking,” Smith said. “But I promise you, I am deeply committed and determined to bring light, love and joy to the world. And you know, if you keep going, I promise we can be friends again.”

Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at cablefreetv.org

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