Following the now famous slap in the face of Chris Rock during the night of the Oscars.
Will Smith had briefly apologized to the comedian in a statement , last March, and then kept silent. Now that silence has been thunderously broken, with a long video in which Smith again apologizes to Rock and his family, and answers questions like: “After Jada looked up, she told you to do something. ? ” and “What would you say to people who looked at you with admiration before the slap or to people who said you let them down?” Here is the video.
Over the course of the video, Will Smith also apologizes to his family for dragging her into this situation, to the other Oscar nominees for “stealing and ruining your moment” – and in particular Questlove , who was being honored at the time. slap for the documentary Summer of Soul . And he admits that “Saying I’m sorry isn’t enough,” but adds, “I’m deeply sorry, and I’m trying to be sorry without being ashamed of myself.” “I’m trying not to think of myself as a piece of shit.”
Finally, Will Smith opens the doors to Chris Rock, asking him to contact him so that he can finally talk and leave everything behind. We’ll see if there is a response from the comedian.