Oscars 2022: Will Smith Apologises To Chris Rock After Slapping Him On Stage

Oscars 2022: Will Smith Apologises To Chris Rock After Slap

Will Smith has apologized to Chris Rock after he slapped him at the Oscars, describing his behavior as “unacceptable and inexcusable”.

The American actor slapped Rock in the face on stage after the comic made a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

Rock had taken aim at Pinkett Smith’s shaved head, which is a result of the hair-loss condition alopecia.

“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,” Smith said in a statement.

He continued: “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.”

Read full statement below:

Oscars 2022: Will Smith Apologises To Chris Rock After Slap

Oscars 2022: Will Smith Apologises To Chris Rock After Slap

Smith’s apology comes after the Oscars film academy condemned the incident in a statement and announced a formal review.

“We have officially started a formal review around the incident and will explore further action and consequences in accordance with our Bylaws, Standards of Conduct and California law,” it said.