Will Smith has spoken out about the ongoing controversy surrounding his assault on Chris Rock at this year’s Academy Awards. In doing so, he has expressed his most raw feelings about an incident that has harmed his public reputation. Smith explained in an emotional YouTube post why he didn’t apologize to Rock after accepting the best actor award for his work in “King Richard” shortly after charging the stage and slapping the comic for making a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s short hair. The incident occurred shortly after Smith accepted the award for his work in “King Richard,” and shortly after Smith slapped the comic for making a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s short hair.
Smith claims that nothing is clear. “I tried to contact Chris, but the response I got was that he’s not ready to talk right now, but that he’ll contact me as soon as he is.”
Smith expressed his regret once more and stated that his actions were “unacceptable,” reiterating his earlier statement. The actor stated that he reacted angrily because Rock’s remark alluded to Pinkett Smith’s alopecia. Pinkett Smith has previously spoken out about the challenge.
In the video, Smith can be heard heaving heavy sighs and fighting back tears as she says, “There is no part of me that believes it was the correct way to behave at that moment.” “There is not a single part of me that believes that is the best way to deal with the discomfort of being insulted or disrespected.”
Smith also addressed whether or not his wife, Pinkett Smith, encouraged him to charge the stage. Pinkett Smith was caught on camera rolling her eyes in response to Chris Rock’s joke comparing her buzzcut to Demi Moore’s in “G.I. Jane.” Smith addressed these concerns as well. The actor claimed that his wife said nothing to provoke him into attacking Rock.
“It’s like, you know, I made a choice on my own, based on my own experiences and my history with Chris,” Smith explains. ” Jada had nothing to do with what occurred. I’m sorry, baby. I’d like to apologize to my children and the rest of my family for the stress I’ve caused all of us.
There was much speculation that Will Smith would discuss the fallout from the Rock slapping him in a sit-down interview with a prominent journalist such as Oprah Winfrey. However, rather than conducting an interview, the actor has chosen to address his fans directly through social media. Following the incident, Smith apologized for his actions and resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization in charge of presenting the Oscars. Aside from that, he has kept a low profile since the incident.
Rock recently broke his silence about the incident while performing standup in New Jersey on July 24. Rock reportedly made the remark while telling US Weekly that “anyone who believes words hurt has never been hit in the face.” He went on to say that he was not a “victim,” and joked, “Yeah, that stuff hurt, mother-ker.” On the other hand, I put that nonsense behind me and went to work the next day… Paper cuts aren’t serious enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room.
On Oscar night, Smith attacked Rock just as Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, the director of “Summer of Soul,” was about to receive the award for best documentary. Thompson’s time at the microphone was overshadowed by the audience’s stunned reaction to the incident.
Smith says in the video, “To all of my fellow nominees, you know, this is a community, and it’s like you voted for me to win because it’s like I won because of you.”
And it truly hurts my feelings to have ruined and robbed you of your moment in the spotlight. Even now, I can see Questlove’s eyes. It should be noted that it occurred during Questlove’s award ceremony. Also, “I’m sorry” isn’t enough.