Will Smith won the Best Actor award at the 94th edition of the Oscars, the most prestigious awards in the film world. Shortly before that, however, he slapped comedian Chris Rock in the face, giving birth to perhaps the most thrilling and unimaginable event in the history of the Oscars.
He later apologized to Chris Rock and the Oscar authorities for the incident .
Will Smith said on social media Instagram that any kind of violence is toxic and destructive. My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and unforgivable. This is part of the reason for joking with people like me. However, it was difficult for me to accept the joke about Jada’s physical condition. I react emotionally. ”
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The Oscar-winning actor said, “I publicly apologize to you, Chris.” I crossed the line and I made a mistake. I am ashamed of my work. The kind of people I want to be in my work did not come out There is no place for violence in this world of love and love. ”
“I apologize to the academy, to the producers of the show, to all the participants, and to those around the world,” he said. I apologize to the Williams family and my King Richard family. ”
He won the Oscar for Best Actor for the first time in his career in recognition of his role as Richard Williams father of two. American tennis star sisters Venus and Serena Williams in the film “King Richard”.
Finally, Will Smith said, “I am deeply sorry for the inconvenience caused by this behavior. It could have been a wonderful experience for all of us. I am in the process of correcting myself. ”
Earlier, Will Smith, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organizing body for the Oscars, condemned the incident.