Will Smith issued an apology after slapping Chris Rock for joking about his spouse Jade Pinkett’s hair on the Academy Awards in March.
4 months after Will, 53, took the stage on the Oscars and smacked Chris 57, throughout the face, has now shared a video on YouTube, Instagram, and Fb on Friday, wherein he apologizes to Rock once more and tells him, “I am right here everytime you’re prepared to speak.”
“I’ve reached out to Chris and the message that got here again is that he isn’t prepared to speak, and when he’s he’ll attain out,” Will mentioned. “So I’ll say to you, Chris, I apologize to you. My habits was unacceptable, and I am right here everytime you’re prepared to speak.”
Addressing why he did not apologize to Rock in his Oscars acceptance speech for Greatest Actor, Will mentioned, “I used to be fogged out by that time. It is all fuzzy.”
The King Richard actor went on to say that he additionally needs to apologize to Rock’s mother: “I noticed an interview that his mom did. That is one of many issues about that second I did not understand, I wasn’t considering, however how many individuals received damage in that second.”
“So I wish to apologize to Chris’s mom; I wish to apologize to Chris’s household, particularly Tony Rock [Chris’s younger brother]. We had an awesome relationship. Tony Rock was my man. That is most likely irreparable,” Will mentioned.
Will, 53, was banned from future ceremonies and associated occasions for 10 years by the Academy for slapping Rock, 57, onstage throughout the March ceremony after the comic made a joke about Jada’s shaved head.