Actor Will Smith apologized for slapping Chris Rock after he joked about comedian Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, at the Oscars.
“I want to apologize to you publicly, Chris. I was wrong, I was wrong. I doubt it, and my actions do not indicate who I want to be. There is no violence in the world of love. And kindness,” Will Smith wrote about this in Instagram.
“All forms of violence are harmful and harmful,” he said. Yesterday at the Oscars, my behavior was unacceptable and unjustified. I’m excited,” added Will Smith.
When Rock Will Smith, who was competing for best documentary, appeared on stage and slapped Rock, Jada Pinkett made a joke about Smith’s hair.
When Smith returned to his seat, he said, “Keep my wife’s name out of your mouth.”
This moment gave rise to many versions of what happened between the two stars.
On his Instagram page, Smith told the Academy, its producers, Oscar guests and the home audience, “I am deeply saddened that my character has ruined what has been a great journey for all of us.” “I’m in the process.”
Less than an hour after the seemingly tumultuous exchange, Will Smith won his first Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in King Richard.
During the reception, Smith allegedly ran into The Rock magazine and apologized to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
“I want to be that kind of ambassador of love, care and concern. I apologize to the Academy. I want to apologize to all the candidates,” he said. “Art imitates life. As Richard Williams said, I look like a crazy dad. But love is crazy.
On Monday, the academy announced it was launching a “formal investigation” into the clash between Will Smith and Chris Rock, saying it “condemns” Smith’s actions.