Will Smith issued an apology to Chris Rock after he slapped him at the 94th Academy Awards, and even to the viewers at home, saying he was “out of line” and that his actions are “not indicative of the man I want to be.” Chris was making a joke about Will Smith’s wife, which made Will angry and he went on the stage to slap Chris Rock.
Will Smith even shared a post on Instagram saying:
Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive,” said Smith in a statement issued by his publicist and posted on Instagram. “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.”
He even added in his apology to his film academy, saying:
I am a work in progress,” added Smith.