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VIDEO: Watch Will Smith apologize to Chris Rock for Oscars slap in emotional video: ‘My behavior was unacceptable’

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Will Smith, an Oscar-winning actor, apologized to comedian Chris Rock directly and expressed his “deep regret” for his actions.

Remember the actor made waves when, during the 2022 Oscars ceremony, he punched Chris Rock for making a joke about the actor’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith’s shorn head, not realizing that she has alopecia, a medical condition.

Smith won Best Actor that evening for his performance in King Richard despite the slapping incident, but he did not express regret to Rock in his victory speech.

On Friday, July 29, the actor posted a video in which he responded to inquiries regarding the event at the award. After explaining why he didn’t apologize during his victory speech for best actor, he then apologizes to Rock.

“I was fogged out by that point,” Smith says. “It’s all fuzzy. I’ve reached out to Chris and the message that came back is that he’s not ready to talk and when he is, he will reach out. So I will say to you, Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk.”

He also apologized to Rose Rock and Tony Rock, Rock’s mother and brother, for his actions.

‘I just didn’t realize how many people got hurt in that moment, so I want to apologize to Chris’s mother. I want to say sorry.

Smith claimed that he is solely responsible for what happened and that his wife Jada did not give him any instructions to slap Rock.

‘I spent the last three months replaying and understanding the nuances and the complexities of what happened in that moment. I’m not going to try to unpack all of that right now but I can say to all of you, there is no part of me that thinks that was the right way to behave in that moment. ‘There is no part of me that thinks that’s the optimal way to handle a feeling of disrespect or insults.’

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