You’re not alone if it feels like the 2022 Oscars, and Will Smith’s dominant slap on Chris Rock, happened a decade ago. Now, after several months of inactivity, the slave has finally spoken out publicly in a new YouTube video sarcastically titled “It’s been a minute…”
The video begins with a written disclaimer and a deep sigh from Smith, who walks in from the camera looking a bit like he hasn’t had a good night’s sleep since the Oscars week. . He then went on to answer a series of questions, believed to be fan-sourced, starting with “Why didn’t you apologize to Chris in your acceptance speech?”
“I was disappointed at the time. All is blurry. I’ve reached out to Chris and the message back is he’s not ready to talk and when he’s available he’ll be in touch,” Smith explained, apologizing to the comedian. “My behavior is unacceptable”), brother Tony Rock — who much more voices about the challenge than Chris — and their mother for his actions.
Rock might not be ready to talk to Smith yet, but he did talk a bit About cast. Currently on an indie tour with Kevin Hart, Rock has brought the subject up in front of their massive audience. “Anyone who says hurtful things has never been punched in the face,” Rock said at a show in New Jersey, saying. Limit line and US Weekly. “I am not a victim. Yeah, it hurts, you bastard. But I shook off that and went to work the next day.”
Smith also emphasized that he knew what he did was wrong and apologized for stealing attention from both the Best Actor and Questlove nominations, who received the award for Best Documentary Feature. immediately after the slap and was clearly shaken by what had just happened.
“I can tell you all that there was no part of me that thought it was the right way to behave in that moment. There’s no part of me that thinks that’s the optimal way to handle feeling disrespected or offended,” Smith explained. He went on to say that “letting people down” was his “psychological trauma”, and seeing his admirers upset by his actions made a big impression on him. with him.
“I am deeply regretful and I am trying to repent without being ashamed of myself. I’m human and I’ve made mistakes and I’m trying not to think of myself as an asshole,” he explained. “I promise you that I am deeply dedicated and committed to bringing light, love, and joy into the world.”
He also shed light on the moment before the slap, when Rock joked about shaving the head of Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett, causing the actress to roll her eyes. Smith explained that Pinkett didn’t ask him to do anything at the time, and that he “made my own choices from my own experience, from my history with Chris.”
The backlash from the slap has had a detrimental effect on Smith’s career, which appears to be entering a renaissance following his acclaimed performance in King Richard. Every The Hollywood Reporter, projects like Bad Boys 4 and Netflix movies Fast and loose now has an uncertain future because of Smith’s involvement. Liberate, release, free, his collaboration with director Antoine Fuqua, pushed the release date up to around 2023, every Diversity. Smith was also banned from attending the Oscars and any related shows for 10 years, although he could technically still be nominated and win an award.
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