March 28, 2022

WILL SMITH APOLOGIZES TO CHRIS ROCK FOR OSCARS’ SLAPPING INCIDENT: ‘I WAS WRONG.’

“Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive,” Smith wrote in part on Instagram before publicly apologizing to Rock. “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.”

His full statement reads: “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. ”

“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. Sincerely, Will.”

Now that the standard boilerplate showbiz apology has been issued, I assume this clears the deck for Smith and Rock’s managers to put together what seems inevitable at this point: A Bad Boys/48 Hours/Lethal Weapon-style buddy film and/or co-hosting next year’s Oscars. Both guys are primed to print millions of dollars from yesterday’s incident.

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