In a new video, Will Smith apologizes to Chris Rock for the Oscars he slapped

In a new video, Will Smith apologizes to Chris Rock for the Oscars he slapped ...

The shocking Will Smith-Chris Rock Oscars slap took place four months ago at the 94th Academy Awards ceremony. Now, Smith is taking a moment to apologize and reply to questions about the incident.

In a video entitled It's been a minute, TheKing Richardactor addressed Rock and answered fans' questions. He talked candidly about his actions and what he's learned from his unacceptable and harmful behavior four months ago.

Why did you not apologize to Chris Rock in your acceptance speech? repeated Smith as he read a fan question. Its all fuzzy, he expressed. Ive reached out to Chris and the message that came back is that he is not ready to talk. And when he is, he will reach out.

Smith went further and apologized to Chris Rock and his mother, acknowledging that he did not pay attention to the reverberating effects of his decision.

Chris, please accept my displeasure. I'm here whenever you're ready to speak, according to the I Am Legend actor. I've seen an interview with Chris mother before, and that's one of the things about that moment I didn't realize, and I wasn't thinking about how many people were hurt in that moment.

The comedian also admitted that he smacked Chris because his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, told him to do so. He said she had nothing to do with his decision.

Will Smith concluded his five-minute interview with a statement that echoed his previous thoughts throughout his career.

My primary trauma is dealing with disappointing people. I hate when I let people down, says the speaker. It hurts me psychologically and emotionally to know that I did not live up to peoples expectations and impressions of me.

Im deeply ashamed, and Im trying to be remorseful without being ashamed of myself. Im human, and I made a mistake, and Im trying not to think of myself as a piece of s**t.

Will Smith then shifted his focus, speaking directly to all parties involved in the Oscars slap, declaring that he is deeply committed to bringing light and love into the world.

Watch Will Smith's apologies video here.

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