American actor Will Smith has apologized for attacking comedian Chris Rock at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27.

After the presenter joked about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s haircut, Will Smith rushed to the Oscars to hit Chris Rock.

Rock, a comedian, compared Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair to that of G. I. Jane’s, who has a shaved heard.

Pinkett Smith suffers from alopecia which results to her hair loss. Pinkett Smith has been struggling with hair loss since she was diagnosed with alopecia in 2018.

Following reactions after the slapping incident with most criticising Smith for being violent, he has now apologized. The King Richard actor said his “behaviour was unacceptable and inexcusable” as he was out of line. He added that he is embarrassed and his actions did not reflect the man he wants to be.

Taking to facebook page he wrote:

Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behavior 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 apologize 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.

I would also like to apologize to the Academy, the producers of the show, all the attendees and everyone watching around the world. I would like to apologize to the Williams Family and my King Richard Family. I deeply regret that my behavior has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us.

I am a work in progress.


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