Will Smith has released a tearful video in which he apologizes for slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars, four months after he made headlines for all the wrong reasons.
At this year’s Oscars, Will Smith won the Best Actor prize, but the night’s most memorable moment was when he went on stage to slap host Chris Rock after his joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.
In a video shared with his fans online, the King Richard actor has since addressed the incident.
Will Smith responded to inquiries about the Oscars slap incident in a video that was uploaded to YouTube. He also apologized to Chris Rock and his family.
Smith has apologized three times since the Oscars 2022 incident, in which the best actor winner slapped comedian Rock on the stage of the Dolby Theatre after the latter made an unplanned G.I. joke. During her presentation of the prize for the best documentary feature, Jane made a joke about Pinkett Smith’s baldness.
Smith, who played Richard Williams, the father of Venus and Serena Williams in King Richard, accepted his best actor award that evening in a tear-filled speech, but he omitted to mention Rock. Later, he specifically apologized to Rock in a social media post and acknowledged that the joke was what initially spurred him to act in that way.
Watch Smith’s comments in the video down below: