Will Smith Apologizes To Chris Rock after Oscars incident
Will Smith Apologizes To Chris Rock
In less than 24 hours after the ugly incident at the Oscars, Will Smith apologizes to Chris Rock. Will Smith was provoked to such an action due to an unscripted joke by comedian Chris Rock on Jada Pinkett Smith and her hairstyle.
Will Smith SMACKS Chris Rock on Oscars stage (WATCH Video)
“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,” said Smith in an online post this afternoon.
Pinkett Smith has alopecia, and has been public about it, talking on TikTok about her struggles, and saying, “I don’t give two craps what people feel about this bald head of mine.” In addition, Smith apologized to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Oscar show producers, the Williams family and “my King Richard Family.”
As the likes of Oscars producer Will Packer and SAG-AFTRA weighed in, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced earlier today that it has opened a formal review and investigation into the incident. While there is no chance Smith could lose his Oscar, a full-on Board of Governors meeting scheduled for May 30 surely will see a lot of questions asked about why the actor was not removed from his front row seat at the Dolby Theatre after striking Rock.