"I Was Wrong" - Will Smith Finally Apologizes To Chris Rock After Slapping Him

Actor Will Smith finally apologized to Chris Rock for slapping him during the Oscars ceremony that took place on Sunday in Hollywood.

The apology comes after the 9,900-member Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences, the body that awards the Oscars, condemned Smith's violent behavior, namely the fact that he slapped a fellow actor. After the incident, in a tearful acceptance speech for best actor, Will Smith said he wanted to apologize to the Academy and to all his fellow nominees. But he did not apologize to Chris Rock.

"Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally.

I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.  
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I would also like to apologize to the Academy, the producers of the show, all the attendees, and everyone watching around the world. I would like to apologize to the Williams Family and my King Richard Family. I deeply regret that my behavior has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us.
 
I am a work in progress," Will Smith wrote on Instagram and Facebook.

Will Smith Apologizes For The Incident To Chris Rock

Will Smith rushed on stage and slapped Rock after the comedian made a joke about the appearance of his wife.

Rock made a joke about the bald head of Jada Pinkett Smith, which he compared to Demi Moore's "G.I. Jane "(1997). Rock said he can't wait to see Pinkett Smith, who has alopecia, in "G.I. Jane 2". Noticing the grimace on his wife's face, Will Smith felt the need to go on stage and slap the comedian.

Less than an hour later, Smith won the best actor award for his role as the father of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams in the film King Richard.

"Jokes at my expense are part of the job," Smith said on Monday, "but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally."

"I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be," he said with tears in his eyes.

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