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Will Smith returns to apologize for the slap he threw live at the Oscars to conductor Chris Rock, who during the awards ceremony had made a joke about the alopecia of Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, sparking the reaction of the Oscar winner. In a video on his Instagram profile, the actor said he was “deeply sorry” and called his behavior “unacceptable”. The apology has not yet been accepted: “I tried to contact Chris, but he is not ready to talk to me. When he is, he will show up,” said Smith. The comedian had recalled the facts recently, saying “Anyone who says that words hurt have never taken a punch in the face.”
“I was foggy”
In the video we see Smith answering some questions about what happened on the last night of the Oscars. To those who ask him why he had not apologized to Chris Rock already on the stage of the awards, Smith replies that “at that point I was foggy”. Then, looking at the camera, he turns directly to the comedian: “Chris, I want to tell you that I apologize. I want to apologize to Chris’s mother and her family ”. He adds: “I’ve spent the last three months rethinking what happened at that moment. There isn’t a part of me that thinks it was the right way to behave at that moment.” Smith later apologized to the their children, for the effects of the gesture on public opinion, and with “the others nominated” at the Oscars.