Will Smith Has Shared An Apology Video Addressing His Altercation With Chris Rock At The Oscars 2022

Four months after Smith slapped the comedian onstage at the Oscars ceremony in March for a joke he made about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, the actor shared a five-minute video titled ‘It’s Been A Minute…’ to address questions surrounding the incident.

The opening text for the video reads: “Over the last few months, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and personal work… You asked a lot of fair questions that I wanted to take some time to answer.”

In the video, Smith says: “I’ve reached out to Chris and the message that came back is he’s not ready to talk and when he is, he will reach out.”

He added:

“I will say to you, Chris. I apologise to you. My behaviour was unacceptable and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk.

“I want to apologise to Chris’s mother. I saw an interview that Chris’s mother did, and that was one of the things about that moment, I just didn’t realise, I wasn’t thinking about how many people got hurt in that moment.

“So I want to apologise to Chris’s mother. I want to apologise to Chris’s family, specifically [brother] Tony Rock. We had a great relationship. Tony Rock was my man. And this is probably irreparable.”

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