Will Smith posts emotional new apology for Oscar slap
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LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Actor Will Smith has posted an emotional new apology for slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars earlier this year, revealing in a lengthy video clip that he has reached out to the comedian who has yet to “talk”. Wasn’t ready.”
Smith – who won the Best Actor award – marched on stage and hit the Rock for making a joke about his wife, in an incident that led to the March celebrations being broadcast live around the world.
“Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable. And I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk,” Smith repeated in the nearly six-minute video, in which he answered questions from shocked fans. Gave too. Which has tarnished his public image.
Smith publicly apologized shortly after the incident, and was banned from attending the Oscars for the next 10 years following the slap.
The 53-year-old also resigned his membership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – although the organization did not rescind his Best Actor award for “King Richard.”
In a video posted to social media on Friday, Smith said that his wife, actress Jada Pinkett Smith, who sat next to him and the Rock joked about him, did nothing to motivate his attack. Told.
“I made the choice on my own,” he said, apologizing to Pinkett-Smith and the couple’s children, “for the heat I brought on all of us.”
“There’s no part of me that thinks this is the best way to handle a sense of humiliation or humiliation,” says Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor.
The Rock addressed the slap during a stand-up set in New Jersey earlier this month, US Weekly reported.
He reportedly joked, “Anyone who says hurtful words is never punched in the face.”
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