Nonetheless therapeutic. In line with Will Smith’s apology video, Chris Rock isn’t able to make amends after Smith’s notorious Oscars slap.
4 months after Smith slapped Rock on the 94th annual Academy Awards for a joke Rock made about Smith’s spouse, Jada Pinkett Smith, the Contemporary Prince of Bel-Air alum shared a video on his YouTube, Instagram and Fb accounts with a public apology to Rock for his habits. Within the video, Smith revealed that he’s reached out to Rock, who rejected his request to speak as a result of he’s simply “not prepared” but. “I’m right here everytime you’re prepared to speak,” Smith stated in a message to Rock. “I’ve reached out to Chris and the message that got here again is that he’s not prepared to speak, and when he’s he’ll attain out,” Will stated. “So I’ll say to you, Chris, I apologize to you. My habits was unacceptable, and I’m right here everytime you’re prepared to speak.”
Smith—who gained the Oscar for Greatest Actor for his efficiency in King Richard that evening—additionally defined why he didn’t apologize to Rock in his Oscars acceptance speech. “I used to be fogged out by that time. It’s all fuzzy,” he stated. Smith additionally instructed viewers that he needed to apologize to Rock’s mom, Rose Rock, who instructed WIS-TV in April 2022 that Smith slapping her son “harm” her too. “When he slapped Chris, he slapped all of us,” she stated on the time. ”As a result of while you harm my little one, you harm me.”
In his video, titled “It’s been a minute…,” Smith confessed that he didn’t understand “how many individuals” can be harm by his actions. “I noticed an interview that his mom did. That’s one of many issues about that second I didn’t understand, I wasn’t considering, however how many individuals received harm in that second,” he stated. “So I need to apologize to Chris’s mom; I need to apologize to Chris’s household, particularly Tony Rock [Chris’s younger brother]. We had an excellent relationship. Tony Rock was my man. That is in all probability irreparable.”
Smith ended his video by telling viewers that he’s spent the previous three months because the Oscars “replaying” the second with Rock in his thoughts. “I spent the final three months replaying and understanding the complexities and nuances of what occurred,” he stated. “I’m not gonna attempt to unpack all of that proper now however I can say to you, there was no a part of me that thought that was the suitable option to behave in that second.”
As for Rock, the comic has made references to the slap in at varied stand-up performances up to now couple months, nevertheless, he has but to talk about the second at size. Throughout a stand-up efficiency with Kevin Hart in July 2022, Rock responded to claims he was a “sufferer” of Smith’s. Throughout a stand-up present on Sunday alongside Kevin Hart on the PNC Financial institution Arts Middle in Holmdel, New Jersey, Rock stated, “I’m not a sufferer, motherfucker,” he stated, in response to Us Weekly. “Anybody who says phrases harm has by no means been punched within the face.”
He continued, “Yeah, that shit harm, motherfucker. … However I shook that shit off and went to work the following day … I don’t go to the hospital for a paper reduce.”
Watch Will Smith’s full apology video above.