Will Smith is apologizing for his infamous slap of Chris Rock.
We have not heard from Smith since handing down the slap heard ’round the world' after Rock, the comedian made a joke during the 2022 Academy Awards, Will Smith has finally issued a formal apology.
“I’ve reached out to Chris, and the message that came back is that he is not ready to talk,” admitted the “King Richard” star. “But when he is, he will reach out.”
Smith went on to say sorry for slapping Rock after the Brooklyn-born comedian made a controversial joke aimed at Jada Pinkett Smith, 50, while taking center stage at the Oscars.
“So I will say to you, Chris, I apologize to you,” he said with visible contrition. “My behavior was unacceptable, and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk.”