Will Smith He “deeply regrets” the slapping. Chris Rock At this year’s Oscars on Friday, King Richard The actor broke his silence in a 5 minute and 44 second video on his official YouTube page titled ‘A Minute Gone…’.
“I’ve been doing a lot of personal and intellectual work over the past few months. You asked a lot of fair questions that I wanted to take some time to answer. Then Smith appears in a white ‘W’ baseball cap and nods to questions. deals with what he says came after the “slap heard around the world”.
“Why didn’t you apologize to Chris in your acceptance speech?” Smith says. “At that point I was foggy,” he replies. “It’s all vague.” Smith continues that he has since reached out to Rock, but “the message he got back is that he’s not ready to talk.” According to Smith, Rock says he’ll call it King Richard actor when he is ready for it.
“So I’m telling you, Chris, I apologize,” Smith says directly into the camera in the video. “My behavior was unacceptable. And whenever you’re ready to talk, I’m here.”
While The Rock is apparently not ready to talk to Smith about the slap, that hasn’t stopped the comedian from talking about the incident on his shows. Sunday, July 24, rock The title was a comedy show With Kevin Hart at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ. “Anyone who hurts words has never been smacked in the face,” Rock quipped during his set.
Later in the scene, Rock said, “I’m not a victim, motherfucker,” and he “shaken this stuff off” and went back to work after the slap. “Yeah, that damn hurts, damn,” he said. “But… I’m not going to the hospital for a paper cut.”
In his video, Smith apologizes to Rock’s mother and brother. Tony Rock. “We had a great relationship. Tony Rock was my man. And that’s probably irreparable,” Smith says of Tony. Smith goes on to say that he has spent the past three months “replaying and understanding the nuances and complexities of what happened in that moment.”
“No part of me thinks that was the right behavior at that moment,” he says. “There’s no part of me that feels like that’s the right way to handle feeling disrespected or offended.”
Smith believes that his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, after Chris Rock’s joke at her expense didn’t ask her to “do anything.” “It’s like, you know, I made a choice on my own based on my experiences with my history with Chris. Jada had nothing to do with it.” She apologizes to her children and family, as well as her fiancé’s friends. “It really breaks my heart that I stole your moments and tarnished them,” she said.
He ends the video by addressing the people who looked up to Smith before the slap and were disappointed by his actions at the Oscars. “Disappointing people is my main disadvantage,” he says. “I hate when I let people down.”
“I know it was shocking,” Smith says at the end of the video. But I promise you, I am deeply committed and committed to putting light, love, and joy into the world. And, you know, if you keep going, I promise we can be friends again.”