Academy Will Smith's aggression highlights the goodness of the Oscars
Assault Will Smith slaps Chris Rock on stage
Past Violence, abuse and sexual trauma, the dark side of Will Smith
His Oscar acceptance speech, despite the constant flow of tears, did not sound like real regret.
didn't even mention
Chris Rock .
It took almost 24 hours for Will Smith to apologize for slapping the comedian in full gala after pranking his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, an incident that has drawn enormous attention worldwide and
could cost him the statuette
golden for best actor that he so longed to achieve.
"Violence in all its forms is poisonous and destructive," he wrote on his Instagram account.
"My behavior at the Academy Awards last night was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are part of the job, but a joke about Jada's medical condition was too much for me and I
"I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris (Rock).
I was out of line and I was wrong. I am ashamed 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."
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In the second part of his statement he apologizes "to the Academy, to the show's producers, to everyone in attendance and to everyone watching around the world," including the Williams family on which the film for which he won the award is based. Oscar,
The Williams Method
, playing the patriarch of the tennis clan.
"I deeply regret that my behavior has tarnished what has been a wonderful journey for all of us.
I am a work in progress,"
The altercation occurred when Rock came out to present the Oscar for best documentary and
made a joke about the appearance of Pinkett Smith,
which he compared to GI Jane.
The actress has been open about her alopecia, which didn't stop the comedian from pranking her and visibly irritating her.
Immediately afterwards, her husband got up, walked with a decisive step to Rock and
gave him a slap
that stunned the comedian and the audience present at the gala.
Already from his seat, he yelled at Rock to get his wife out "of her fucking mouth", a very uncomfortable moment for everyone present.
The messages of rejection of Smith's violent act have been numerous in Hollywood.
They have branded him
sexist and narcissistic,
among other qualifiers.
"Will Smith owes Chris Rock a huge apology," wrote director
"There's no excuse for what he's done. He's lucky Chris doesn't press charges."
for his part, indicated that Smith could "have killed Rock. That is pure rage and violence out of control."
And so an endless list of criticisms of the outburst of the protagonist of
Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Chris Rock.ANGELA WEISS;
It would not be surprising if the Hollywood Academy withdrew the Oscar after announcing that it had opened a file to evaluate the measures taken after the incident.
"The Academy condemns Mr. Smith's actions at last night's show," they said in a statement.
"We have officially begun a formal review of the incident and will explore further actions and consequences in accordance with our statutes, standards of conduct, and
Smith's apology may not be enough to avoid penalties.
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