After making a joke about Jada Pinkett’s shaved head and suffering from alopecia, the actor took the podium at the Oscars to punch the comedian.
Will Smith, an American actor, issued a public apology to Chris Rock on Monday March 28, after he had made a joke about his wife the day before.
It was a joke by Chris Rock about the shaved head of Jada Pinkett Smith, suffering from alopecia – a disease causing significant hair loss, which she revealed to suffer from a few years ago – which had triggered the scandal.
Will Smith suddenly took to the stage, and slapped Chris Rock in front of the dumbfounded viewers and celebrities. The 53-year old actor shouted at him “Keep my wife’s names out of your fucking mouth!” »Retired in his chair.
“I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. What I did was inappropriate and I was wrong”Will Smith posted on his Instagram account Monday.
“My behavior last night at the Oscars was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes are part of the job. However, a joke about Jada’s health problem was too much for my liking and I emotionally reacted.”He said, clearly rejecting “all violence”.
He also apologized for the incident to the organizers as well as all witnesses.
Will Smith’s apology comes just after the Academy of Oscars opened an internal investigation into the incident.
“The Academy Condemns Mr. Smiths Actions During Last night’s Show”In a press release, the organization informed AFP.
“We have officially started an investigation”The Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences has been notified and will review the case in relation to its follow-up. “California Regulations and Law”.
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Many have asked the Academy of Oscars not to remove her award. But actress Whoopi Goldberg, one of Academy’s administrators, stated that it would not happen.
“There will certainly be consequences. However, I doubt that they’re going for the right thing, especially since Chris”Rock claimed he wouldn’t press charges, she stated to TV.