Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Will Smith’s Apology

Following his surprise 'bitch-slap' across the face of actor/comedian Chris Rock, plus his deliberate use of foul language, broadcast live to millions of viewers watching the 94th Academy Awards, actor Will Smith has issued a formal apology on his Instagram account:

"Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. 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. 

"I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness. 

 "I would also like to apologize to the Academy, the producers of the show, all the attendees and everyone watching around the world. I would like to apologize to the Williams Family and my King Richard Family. I deeply regret that my behavior has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us.

 "I am a work in progress.

“Sincerely, Will”

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