In a video shared on YouTube, Will Smith addressed the controversial incident.
Last Updated: 03.22 AM, Jul 30, 2022
Will Smith admitted on Friday that he was truly sorry for slapping Chris Rock at the Academy Awards this year and that he had tried to talk to the comedian but had been turned down. The comedian made a joke about the appearance of the actor's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, on stage at the March ceremony. Now, Smith's issues regarding the attack on Rock were raised, and he responded in a video that was released on YouTube.
In the footage, Smith could be heard saying that no part of him believed it was the correct way to behave at that moment. The actor was seated in a chair in front of a bookshelf. He continued by saying he is very sorry and is attempting to feel regret without feeling self-conscious. He made a mistake because he is human.
When Smith attempted to get in touch with Rock, the message that got back was that he was not ready to talk. He openly apologizes to the comedian. He claimed that his actions were improper and he is also available whenever Rock wants to discuss them.
Smith, who played the father of tennis champions Serena and Venus Williams in the movie King Richard, made a sad acceptance speech on stage less than an hour after the slapping incident.
The actor responded to the query of why Rock did not receive an apology from him during his speech in the new video. To which Smith said, "I was fogged out by that point. It's all fuzzy."
Smith was prohibited from attending the Oscars for ten years after his resignation from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, which bestows the awards, in April.
In Rock's joke about Pinkett Smith, the actor Demi Moore, who shaved her head for the role of G.I. Jane, was mentioned. The comedian may or may not be aware that she suffers from a disorder that results in hair loss.
Smith claimed that his wife, who laughed at Rock's joke and rolled her eyes, did not request that he handle the situation at that time. The actor added that it kills him psychologically and emotionally to know that he didn't live up to people's expectations of him.
The actor admitted that his main trauma is disappointing people, and he hates disappointing people.