Will Smith on Monday issued a public apology to Chris Rock for slapping the comic throughout the face on the Oscars — a primetime meltdown that’s now the topic of a “formal overview” by the award present’s organizers.
“I want to publicly apologize to you, Chris,” Smith wrote in a press release posted to Instagram.
“I used to be out of line and I used to be unsuitable. I’m embarrassed and my actions weren’t indicative of the person I wish to be,” the actor wrote.
Smith smacked Rock after the comic cracked a controversial joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s baldness – calling her “G.I Jane.”
In his Monday assertion, the actor addressed Rock’s reportedly unscripted quip geared toward his spouse.
“Jokes at my expense are part of the job, however a joke about my Jada’s medical situation was an excessive amount of for me to bear and I reacted emotionally.”
“Violence in all of its types is toxic and harmful. My habits ultimately evening’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable,” Will Smith added in his Monday assertion.
Will Smith, who gained the Greatest Actor award for “King Richard,” went on to apologize to “the Academy, producers of the present, all of the attendees and everybody watching all over the world,” in addition to to “the Williams Household and my King Richards Household.”
The Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences mentioned Monday that they’ve launched a “formal overview” into the incident.
“We’ve got formally began a proper overview across the incident and can discover additional motion and penalties in accordance with our Bylaws, Requirements of Conduct and California legislation,” the Academy mentioned in a press release.