It’s time to talk about that Chris Rock and Will Smith thing that happened at the Oscars.
Will Smith has sent a letter of apology to Chris Rock and people around the world after he slapped Chris Rock during the live Oscars broadcast.
Smith took to Instagram to start off with an apology: “The poison and destruction caused by violence comes in all shapes and sizes. My actions at last night’s Academy Awards were unacceptable and inexcusable. I can’t believe I did that. Job: Jokes about me are part of the job. A joke about Jada’s health was too much for me and I reacted emotionally.
He said more: “Chris, I want to apologise to you in front of the whole world. Because I was out of line, and I was wrong.”
SMITH: I’m embarrassed. I don’t want to be the kind of person I want to be.
It doesn’t make sense to be violent in a world that is full of love and kindness.
His apology to everyone who was there and anyone who was watching on TV was next. He also apologized to the Williams family, whom he worked with on his Oscar-winning movie, King Richard. He said that he was sorry.
“People have been having a great time, but my bad behavior has made it less than that. I’m still a work in progress. Thank you, Will “After he thought about it, he said:
The apology comes after the organisers of the Academy Awards said they were going to do a formal review of the fight between Will Smith and Chris Rock.
Statement: The organization said it “strongly condemns the actions of Mr. Smith at last night’s show” in the statement that came out this morning.
“We have started a formal investigation into the incident. We will look into what else we can do in accordance with our Bylaws, Standards of Conduct, and California law.”
A lot of people are wondering about Smith’s behavior, like whether he should have his Best Actor award taken off of his name because he was rude.
Per CNN, officials from the Academy said they “strongly” thought about kicking Smith out of the venue when it happened. They couldn’t move their decision before he won Best Actor.
Whoopi Goldberg, a member of the Academy’s board of governors, talked about the public fight on The View. She said that even though Smith won’t have his Oscar taken away, there will be “consequences” for the public fight.
During a monologue by Rock on the Oscars’ stage, something happened that shocked everyone. It was like any host would do: He started making jokes. But for reasons we’ll never know, his joke became very personal, and it was directed at a person in the audience: A woman named Jada Pinkett Smith
“We all love you, Jada. Can’t wait to see G.I. Jane 2, can’t wait “Rock made fun of her being bald.
It was clear that the actor, who has talked about having alopecia in the past, didn’t like what he said. Her husband, Will Smith, reacted angry. He was seen in the crowd yelling at Rock. Then, he stood up, walked onto the stage, and appeared to punch Rock in the face while yelling, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f—king mouth!”
Obviously, the internet went crazy with people replaying the moment and asking the same question to everyone, even those who were at the Dolby Theatre: Was that real?
The answer came soon enough.
When Smith, who had been nominated for Best Actor for his work as the father of Venus and Serena Williams in the biopic King Richard, got into an argument with another person, he won the award. In his acceptance speech, he said sorry to the Academy.
Smith was visibly moved when he started: “In Richard Williams, his family was very important to him and he fought hard for them. There are so many things I need to do and be in this world that I can’t keep up.”
People on the movie were “abuse” was part of being in the movie business, he said.
“You have to be able to make people crazy about you. In this business, you have to have people who don’t like you. You have to smile and pretend that everything is fine ” Then Denzel [Washinton] told me to be careful when I was at my best. When the devil comes for you, that’s when.”
Smith, who was clearly in tears at this point, then said he wanted to “apologise to the Academy.” This was likely in reference to the punch.
“: I’m sorry to the Academy and to all the other nominees. You don’t cry because you just won an award. Being able to shine light on everyone.”
He ended his speech with a reference to how things turned out in the middle of the night: “”Thank you for this moment, and I want to say thank you on behalf of Richard and the Williams family.” I hope the Academy will let me come back.”
Earlier, there were other signs that the fight was real. To start with, it appears that live broadcasts around the world didn’t show the moment. It wasn’t in Australia, but it’s very likely that producers were trying to stop it from being played back at all.
Second, Rock and Smith have had a fight in the past. It was at a previous Oscars, and it was very bad. That’s right, Rock made fun of Jada Pinkett Smith again at the Oscars in 2016. He said: “It’s like me boycotting Rihanna’s pants because I didn’t get invited! :D”
Another Twitter user also took a picture of the moment Smith was seen yelling at Rock from the crowd at today’s awards ceremony. It doesn’t matter that he’s an actor. This would have been a really impressive performance even though it’s fake.
A lot of people who used Twitter also said they didn’t like Smith’s actions, which they saw as an act of physical violence.
“I love a man who stands up for his girlfriend, but not with violence, especially not at the Oscars in front of the whole world. Because I don’t think that love is violent, the joke was bad, but Will Smith can’t say he’s a “ambassador of love” one minute and then slap someone the next time.” One sent a tweet.
Another person: “Dear Will Smith, I’m a fan. I will never accept any kind of violence, even more so because, at this time in history, violence is never lawful or justifiable. I will never accept violence. You used violence, which may have been provoked, but this does not justify your actions.”