On Wednesday, the infamous episode of Will Smiths slap heard around the world was nearly five months ago. In real-time, it is still developing in front of our eyes. Will turned to social media last month to apologize for slapping him on national television. Smith was commended.
Will Packer has shown his support for Will Smith in an interview with Entertainment Tonight published Tuesday. After discussing Smith's public video apology to Chris Rock for hitting the comedian onstage at the ceremony, the producer of the 2022 Academy Awards said the deal was beneficial.
I am impressed by the fact that he is being so transparent about his process. He is being very public and honest and open about his remorse.
Packer is well-known for producing hits such as Girls Trip and Think Like A Man. I believe that he has spent three decades in this industry of being somebody who is exactly opposite to who he was in those few seconds, and so im pulling for him. Will said in his apology video that he reached out to Chris Rock, but received no response.
Ive reached out to Chris, and the message that he is not ready to talk is that he will apologize. So I will say to you, Chris, I apologize. My behavior was unacceptable, and im here whenever you are ready to talk.
Ian Packer apologized for his actions, but Chris Rock's brother Tony made a different take on the Fresh Princes heartfelt video. Others said I was making lots of money since 1999, and that he was acting as an ambassador to the community. Now, smart individuals (very few on social media) will realize that he was not just a dude on the outside looking in. He said: "There was a genuine connection.
Chris talked candidly about the Oscars slap during a recent live comedy show in Atlanta. By joking about it.
Everybody is attempting to be a f*cking victim. If everybody claims to be a victim, then nobody will hear the true victims. Even me getting smacked by Suge Smith, I went to work the next day, I got kids. Anyone who claims to hurt his words has never been beaten in the face.