Will Smith on slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars: 'I lost it'

Will Smith on slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars: ‘I lost it’

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At the Oscars, Rock was on stage presenting an award when he made a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, referencing the 1997 film “G.I. Jane” in which actress Demi Moore shaved her head. . It was unclear whether Rock was aware that Pinkett Smith had a condition that causes hair loss.

Smith climbed onto the stage and slapped The Rock. The 54-year-old actor has publicly apologized to the comedian and the Film Academy.

“I was gone. … He had an anger that had been bottled up for a really long time … But I understand the pain,” Smith told Noah.

“Emancipation”, about a man who escapes slavery, is to be released next month, making it eligible for the 2023 Oscars.

In a separate interview with FOX 5 television, Smith said he would “completely understand” if some people are not ready to see him in a new film right now.

He said, “I will fully respect that and will not let them prepare their place.” “It is my sincere hope that my actions do not punish my (production) team.”

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