Smith Apologized To Chris Rock After Academy’s Criticism
Will Smith again tendered his apologies for the display of outrage during the Oscar ceremony and this time he apologized to Chris Rock who he slept before the audience.
What Did Smith Say To Chris?
“I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris”, said Smith. But he didn’t stop here and continued to say he was out of line and he was wrong. He was embarrassed and his actions were not indicative of the man he wanted to be. He wrote his apology on Instagram.
Smith further maintained that his behavior on Academy Awards night was unacceptable and inexcusable. He said he would like to apologize to the Williams Family and his King Richard Family. His apologies came after the Academy condemned his behavior and said that they were looking at possible sanctions.
How The Oscar Academy Reacted To Smith’s Behavior?
The Academy condemned the incident and announced a formal review of the incident to explore further actions according to the Bylaws, Standards of Conduct, and California law. It is after this announcement that Smith tearfully apologized to his fellow nominees and the Academy.
What Was That Incident?
The 94th Academy Awards function was in full progression when actor and comedian Rock quipped a joke on Smith’s wife Pinkett Smith. But it didn’t go down well with Smith. Pinkett Smith is suffering from an ailment and the joke was about her medical illness.
Pinkett Smith has alopecia and facing the loss of hair due to this medical condition. And she appeared at the ceremony with a closely cropped head. Chris Rock commented that she looks like G.I. Jane 2 star. It is a film about a female soldier who has shaved head.
How Do People React To The Incident?
The incident received mixed reactions with some people supporting Smith while others criticizing his behavior. But Smith was concerned about the stand taken by the Academy. And he acted fast when he sensed the anger of the Academy and the audience and he missed no opportunity to tender his apologies.