Will Smith Apologizes To Chris Rock Oscars And Admitted His Behavior Is "Unacceptable And Inexcusable"
News about Will Smith apologizes to Chris Rock Oscars shocked several celebrities after the actor slaps the host and comedian's face during the prestigious ceremony. Smith slaps Rock on the stage of the 2022 Academy Awards after the comedian made a 'joke' about Jada Pinkett Smith.
At the OSCAR's stage, Smith wearing black coat while he wipes his tears
In an Instagram statement, he expressed his thoughts as seen below:
"Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally.
"I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.
"I would also like to apologize to the Academy, the producers of the show, all the attendees, and everyone watching around the world. I would like to apologize to the Williams Family and my King Richard Family."
As you have seen in his message, Smith has finally woken up and recognized a terrible mistake he has made. He added, "I deeply regret that my behavior has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us."
The academy released a statement after the program on Sunday night, in which it denounced acts of violence. Others, like writer-producer Marshall Herskovitz demanded that the academy take action against Smith's misconduct.
Will Smith, who was nominated for his role in King Richard, which was released late last year, was one of the grateful Oscar nominees in 2022. Will Smith came to the stage and slapped Chris Rock for making a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. The comedian's statement that Jada's shaved haircut was inspired by iconic film character G.I Jane did not appear to impress the Men in Black star. Since 2018, Jada has been vocal about her hair loss problem, Alopecia.
"Jada, GI Jane 2, I can't wait to see it," Rock exclaimed on stage to Smith's wife. Jada was noticeably irritated, rolling her eyes at the remark. Will Smith, on the other hand, was the one who took action. Will stormed the stage after rising from his seat and slapping Chris Rock in the face in front of a visibly stunned audience.
Will Smith crying while expressing his acceptance speech
On two occasions during the Oscars ceremony, Smith came to the stage: first, to express his frustration with what Rock had said about his wife, and second, less than an hour later, to claim his first Academy Award.
In accepting the Academy Award for best actor for King Richard, he noted that Richard Williams was a "fierce defender of his family" and that he himself was "being called on" in his life "to love people and to protect people."
Watch the uncensored moment Will Smith smacks Chris Rock on stage at the Oscars, drops F-bomb
During the Oscars event, Best Actor contender Will Smith hit presenter Chris Rock in the face with an open hand and yelled an expletive at the comic for making a joke about his wife's appearance at the program.
The author listed remarkable statement from the Reddit conversation as seen below:
"So Will Smith didn't get escorted from the venue for literally be violent which is against the Academy's rules on code of conduct, but Laura Cain, a seat filler paid extra, got fired, asked to leave, and banned from ever working the Oscars again for taking selfies with celebs because that is also against the rules. That's just fucking dumb as fuck."-darybrain
"I don't care who's side you're on, Chris Rock deserves credit for staying calm the entire time."-Bikehost9528
"Will just wanted to express that he is very sorry that he’s not who Jada thinks Tupac would be if he were alive today."-LandoVonDoom
"He seemed really sorry at the vanity fair after party"-KraljZ
"This is honestly my biggest issue. A man getting angry in an attempt to defend his wife, while I don't agree with how he handled it, I can understand. But why the fuck was he not immediately escorted out? He assaulted an entertainer on stage and walked right back to his seat as nothing happened. That should never be allowed to happen. Pretty embarrassing to be smacked on live TV. You do not put your hands on someone. Period. Ask yourself if you would feel the same if it was you or a loved one being slapped. It literally falls under the definition of battery."-dweeeebus
"Yeah that's crazy to me, a literal crime happened, and everyone just carried on as nothing happened, I felt so sorry for Chris Rock, he looked so shocked and confused afterward, nobody came to support him and he just had to carry on. Imagine if you were a waitress and someone just punched you, then sat down and everyone carried on like it was no big deal."-honkballs
Smith was named best actor. He accepted the award just minutes after hitting comedian Chris Rock for a stage joke about Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. Moreover, Smith won the best actor at the 2022 Oscars, becoming the first actor in a leading part in a sports film to do so. It was his second nomination for portraying a sports figure after "Ali" in 2001.
This article about Will Smith apologizes to Chris Rock Oscars shows how offensive jokes can be a potential danger in a peaceful situation. It's fine to use humor in the correct context. Without it, the world would be a boring place. A light-hearted comment might help to relieve tension or calm nerves. Joking around with others, even gently teasing them, can be interpreted as an expression of affection. However, comedy has the potential to cause harm. It is not good when teasing draws emphasis on someone's flaws or faults, especially on our loved ones.