Renowned Hollywood actor, Will Smith has tendered a public apology to Chris Rock after he slapped him at the 2022 Oscars.
It can be recalled that the duo had made headlines yesterday after Chris Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s medical condition which had resulted in her hair loss.
The actor who couldn’t contain his rage at the joke stormed of and slapped the stand-up comedian, Chris Rock.
The actor has now tendered his apology saying he was wrong by doing such. He had only reacted emotionally because his joke about Jada’s condition was too much for him.
He also extended his apology to the Academy as well his family and viewers all around the world.
Taking to his Instagram page, he wrote; “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. I deeply regret that my behavior has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us. I am a work in progress.
See his post below;