The only thing that everyone was talking about since The Academy Awards night is the unexpected slap. The story began when Chris Rock made a joke about Smith’s wife Jada. It appeared that Smith couldn’t stand that joke, so he walked up onto the stage and smacked Rock in the face. Even when he backed to his seat Smith kept shouting at Rock to not refer to his wife again.
Just minutes after this accident, Smith won the Oscar prize for Best Actor for King Richard. In his speech and through tears, Smith called himself “a vessel of love” and apologized to the Academy. Rock didn’t press any charges, but the Academy said it “does not condone violence of any form” and launched a “formal review” to detect the incident.
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After hours will Smith apologized to Chris in a statement by saying, “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 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.”