At the 2022 Oscar Awards, Will Smith apologizes after assaulting Chris Rocksince the latter received a slap from the actor and interpreter of “Men in Black”
Will Smith slaps Chris Rock after the latter made a joke comparing his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s short hair to Demi Moore’s shaven-haired character in the 1997 movie “GI Jane.” ).
This angered Smith who ran up on stage, walked over to Rock and punched him in the face, before returning to his seat next to Jada and yelling obscenities. But it is that Jada Pinkett Smith always spoke publicly about her fight against alopecia, an autoimmune disorder that causes her hair to fall out.
Will Smith apologizes after assaulting Chris Rock
Moments later, when he won the best actor award for his role in King Richard, actor Will Smith apologizes after assaulting Chris Rock and He said he felt sorry for his aggression and addressed all those present.
First of all, he referred to the character he played: “Richard Williams was a very brave man, defender of his family. At this point in my life, I am overwhelmed with what God is asking me to do and be in this world.”
Smith added: “By making this film I was able to protect Aunjanue Ellis, one of the strongest and most delicate people I have ever met. I was able to protect the two actresses who play Venus and Serena. They are calling me in life to love and protect people, and to be a river for my people, “she said through tears.
He continued: “I know that to do what we do, you have to be able to accept abuse, you have to accept that people talk crazy about you. In this business you have to accept being disrespected and you have to smile and pretend that everything is fine. But Denzel told me a few minutes ago, ‘at your highest moment be careful, because that’s when the devil is coming for you’”.
“I want to convey love, thank Venus and Serena and the entire Williams family for trusting me with their story, I want to be an ambassador of that kind of love and care,” he continued.
What did Chris Rock say about Will Smith’s wife?
After joking with the couple formed by Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz, Chris Rock addressed Will Smith’s wife saying: “Jada, I love you. GI Jane 2. I can’t wait to see it,” said the American, so the actor went on stage and hit him.
Leaving, Smith said, “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth,” but Chris Rock replied, “Hey, it was just a ‘GI Jane’ joke. I won’t say anything anymore, okay?” As recalled, “GI
- Apology from Will Smith
“I want to apologize to the Academy, to all the nominees in my category. It is a beautiful moment, I am not crying to win an award, it is about giving light to people, to the whole King Richard team and to the whole Williams family”.
Meanwhile, he finished: “Art imitates life. I look like the crazy dad as they called Richard, but love makes you do crazy things. I want to be able to take care of my mom, my family and my wife, thanks for this moment, I hope the Academy invites me again”.
And while Will Smith apologizes after assaulting Chris Rock, the video of the slap went viral faster than Smith and Rock memes were created.
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