It was the slap heard around the world. Now, Will Smith has spoken out on camera for the first time ever to address slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars and feels a lot of shame and remorse. Will answered questions from fans about the moment that shocked millions. He says he didn't go ballistic because Jada Pinkett Smith rolled her eyes at Chris Rock's joke, he says he did it on his own because he felt the joke was insulting and disrespectful. He says he has suffered trauma, primarily for disappointing his fans and others as he "didn't live up to people's image and impression of me."
As for why he didn't apologize to Chris in his acceptance speech, he says he was fogged out at that point, but he reached out to Chris. However, Chris wasn't ready to talk to him and will reach out when he is ready. Will apologizes to Chris in the video even thought the two haven't spoken since the Oscars. Will also continued to apologize to his former good friend Tony Rock (Chris Rock's brother), Questlove for stealing his winning moment at the Oscars, Chris' mom and many others.
You can watch the full apology video below:
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