The most famous slap in the history of the Oscars continues to echo in the discussions on the net, but in the meantime.
Will Smith took the first step to try to close the question: through a post on Instagram.
The actor apologized to Chris Rock and with the Academy for his gesture, in a more crystalline way than he did in the acceptance speech (also because, more than apologized , in that circumstance he was justified , and it is quite different).
Here is the full translation of his statements:
Violence in all its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behavior at the Academy Awards last night was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes about me are part of my job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition [ wife Jada Pinkett-Smith has alopecia ] was too much for me to bear, and I reacted emotionally.
I want to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I crossed the line, and I was wrong. I am embarrassed, and my actions do not represent the man I am. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.
I also want to apologize to the Academy, the producers of the show, all the attendees and whoever was watching from all over the world. I would like to apologize to the Williams family and my King Richard family . I deeply regret that my behavior has tainted what has otherwise been a wonderful journey for all of us.
I am working on myself.
View this post on Instagram