Followers have alleged that Hollywood star Will Smith has used his Chris Rock slap apology video to promote his personal merchandise.
Jada Pinkett Smith’s hubby took to YouTube on Friday (29 July) to debate his excessive profile falling out with Chris on the Oscars earlier this 12 months.
In his newest video, the actor opened up in regards to the aftermath, apologising to the comedian for his actions. Nevertheless, some have taken this outpouring of emotion as a real admission of guilt on the a part of the Contemporary Prince, others aren’t as satisfied.
In the meantime, some eagle-eyed followers noticed a bottle of water positioned on the desk beside him all through the video.
However it wasn’t a bottle of any well-known model, it was Simply Water, which is, by the way, his son’s firm. Writing on Twitter, many claimed this was a transparent instance of self-promotion quite than an actual apology.
On wrote: “Will Smith promoting his personal bottled water firm throughout his apology video makes it solely disingenuous.”
One other chipped in: “My favorite a part of the Will Smith apology video was the tactical Simply Water placement. Nonetheless gotta get that paper even when apologising.”
“Will Smith was tremendous honest in his apology video however he nonetheless gonna get his sons water model off the bottom. He gotta add #WaterPartner within the description for authorized causes,” a 3rd wrote.
Whereas one other added: “See for this reason you simply give your apology to who it belongs to smh. #willsmith misplaced me on the product placement.”
Smith, in his apology, stated: “It’s all fuzzy. I’ve reached out to Chris and the message that got here again is he’s not prepared to speak and when he’s, he’ll attain out. There’s no a part of me that thinks that’s the optimum approach to deal with a sense of disrespect or insults.”
Will Smith additionally responded to a query about whether or not or not his spouse had instructed him to do one thing that evening, saying: “No. It’s like, , I made a alternative alone, from my very own experiences, from my historical past with Chris. Jada had nothing to do with it. I’m sorry, babe. I wanna ask for forgiveness to my youngsters and my household for the warmth that I introduced on all of us.”