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Will Smith Publicly Apologises After Slapping Chris Rock at Oscars: ‘I Was Out of Line And Wrong’

Oscar-winning actor Will Smith became the talk of the town after winning the Best Actor award and also for slapping comedian Chris Rock during the event on Monday. On Tuesday morning, Will took to his social media to post a public apology for what happened. He said he was ‘out of line and embarrassed’.

Will Smith’s note read, “Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behaviour at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. 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. “I would like to publicly apologise 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”.


Check out his apology post here:



After the incident, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences condemned Will’s actions of Sunday night and launched an enquiry for the same. A statement of the film academy as per AP read, “The Academy condemns the actions of Mr Smith at last night’s show. 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.”

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