Four months after the slap he gave her Will Smith a ChrisRock, The actor posted a video in which he apologizes for his “unacceptable behavior” and offers his partner to talk whenever he wants.
“I feel like shit,” the actor said in the video, his first apology public audiovisual and forceful after the event that occurred in the oscar gala -Smith had already apologized in a message on Instagram the day after the event-.
“I contacted Chris by text and he replied that he is not ready to talk and that when he is, he will. So I apologize, my behavior was unacceptable and I’m here when you’re ready to talk.”
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Smith further explained that after rolling his “eyes” at Rock’s comment about his shaved head, his wife, Jada Pinkett Smithdid not tell him to do anything, and it was he who made the decision on his own and hit the actor.
The hollywood academy decided in April not to withdraw the Oscar that the actor collected on March 27 for his role as Richard Williams in the film “KingRichard” (2021), but Smith will not be able to attend the award ceremony or any other event organized by this institution for the next ten years.
“I’m trying to be sorry without being ashamed of myself. I’m human and I made a mistake, and I try not to think of myself as a piece of shit,” he said.
Smith’s assault on Rock forever marked the 83rd Oscar gala.
Chris Rock went up on stage Dolby Theater to present the Oscar for best documentary and made a joke about the shaved head of Pinkett-Smithwho has publicly acknowledged that she suffers from alopecia, comparing her to Lieutenant O’Neil in the film Ridley Scott “G.I. Jane.”