Four months have passed since then Will Smith left his mark on the Oscars, for two different reasons: the first because he won his statuette for Best Actor, and the second, and more controversial, because he slapped Chris Rock. Even after many months, he apologized to everyone through a video.
It can be found on his official channel Youtube And the title “It’s been a minute.” In which he seriously addresses what happened that night at the awards, he even mentions that he had already tried to approach rock, but he still does not feel ready to talk about it. Five minutes into the broadcast, he made it clear that the slap was not a good response.
Here’s the video:
Here are the highlights of his apology:
Chris, I apologize my behavior was unacceptable and I will be here when you are ready to talk. I want to apologize to Chris’ mother. I saw an interview that Chris’s mother did and, you know, it was one of those things, I didn’t understand it, I wasn’t thinking and some people were hurt at the time. So I want to apologize to Chris’ mom. I want to apologize to Chris’s family, especially Tony Rock. You know we had a great relationship, Tony Rock was my brother and it’s probably irreplaceable.
I’ve spent the last three months replaying and understanding the nuances and complexities of what happened, and I won’t try to unpack them now, but I can tell you all, there’s not a part of me that thinks that was the right way to behave at the time. . There is no part of me that thinks this is the best way to handle feelings of disrespect or humiliation.
The actor also apologized to his family, as his wife did not ask him to react that way in the beginning. This leads to embarrassment for everyone as the atmosphere turns a bit awkward during the event itself. What led Smith Banned from the event for a long time. He hinted that he was not quick to apologize because of the mix-up.
Now what he says about this is a matter of waiting Chris Rock.