Will Smith’s Family Respond to Chris Rock Apology Video, Oscars Slap

All the love. Will Smith’s family is proud of him after he publicly apologized to Chris Rock. Sources reveal that they love him no matter what and are excited that he’s taken a step in the right direction.

Sources close to the Smith family revealed to Hollywood Life on August 2, 2022 that they fully understand Will’s actions to apologize. “Jada is proud that Will has finally made the decision to publicly apologize,” the source said. “She believes that in addition to the written apology, being open about it through talking was a better way to convey the truth to his heart. Will wishes he could take it all back, but he can’t and all he can do is try to heal the wounds from here.” As to how he feels about the apology, the source noted Will wanted to wait and see. “It’s something he struggled with because he didn’t want an apology to come across as inauthentic or unfair,” the source continued. He needed some time to search for his soul and wanted to respond accordingly. Despite Will’s apology, he understands that Chris isn’t ready to accept it at this point. He understands that the blow didn’t just hit Chris, but his career, his family and friends, every aspect of his life. Will knows he has no control over that; all he can do is try to show how sorry he is and move on.”

His children, Jaden and Willow, have supported him since the Oscar incident. “Willow and her brother Jaden were in no way involved in what happened, but they got a lot of warmth for supporting their father after the incident and because of this they both experienced a lot of backlash – in their careers and with their friends,” he continued. the source. “They are both very proud of their father and really hope this can start the healing so that everyone can get rid of this and come to a place of love.” In a recent interview with Billboard, Willow shared how she really felt about the incident. “[It] they have not shocked me as much as my own internal demons,” she said. “I see my whole family as human beings and I love them and accept them for all their humanity,” she added. “Because of the position we are in, our humanity is sometimes not accepted and we are expected to act in a way that is not conducive to healthy human life and not conducive to fairness.”

Will released the video on July 29, 2022 as a further public apology to Chris. “I’ve reached out to Chris and the message that came back is that he’s not ready to talk yet and if he is, he’ll get in touch,” he said in the video. “So I’ll tell you, Chris, I apologize. My behavior was unacceptable. “I want to apologize to Chris’s mother,” he continued. “I saw an interview Chris’ mother did. And that was one of the things I didn’t realize at the time. I didn’t think, but how many people were injured at that time. So I want to apologize to Chris’s mom. I want to apologize to Chris’ family. Specifically Tony Rock We had a great relationship. Tony Rock was my husband. And this is probably irreparable.” He continued: “I’ve spent the past three months reiterating and understanding the complexities and nuances of what happened. I’m not going to try and unpack all that now, but I can tell you, there was no part from me who thought this was the right way to behave at the time.”

According to cnn, Chris subtly shaded Will’s apology in his comedy set. “Everyone is trying to be a damn victim. If everyone claims to be a victim, then no one will hear the real victims,” ​​Chris said during his set, “Even I get beaten by Suge Smith. I went to work the next day, I had children. Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face.”

The Oscar hit took place four months ago at the Academy Awards on March 27, 2022, after Chris made a joke about Will’s wife Jada Pinkett-Smith. The Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences banned Smith from future events for the next ten years. In an open letter, the Academy announced: “The Board has resolved that for a period of 10 years from April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith will not be permitted to attend any Academy events or programs, in person or virtually, including but not limited to the Academy Awards.” The Academy apologized for this moment to Rock, the rest of the Academy and the public: “We would like to express our deep gratitude to Mr. Rock for keeping his composure under extraordinary circumstances. We would also like to thank our hosts, nominees, presenters and winners for their poise and grace during our broadcast.” Smith accepted the ban when he previously resigned from The Academy on April 1, 2022.

Image: Penguin Press.

For more on Will Smith, read his memoir, Shall. The number one book on The New York Times bestseller list takes readers through Smith’s life, from his childhood in West Philadelphia and early rap career to his rise as one of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars. The autobiography — which Oprah Winfrey described as “the best memoir I’ve ever read” — also explores a side of Smith’s life he’s never told before. “Shall is the story of how one person mastered their own emotions, written in a way that can help everyone else do the same,” reads the publisher’s description of the book. “Few of us will know the pressure of performing on the biggest stages in the world for the highest stakes, but we can all understand that the fuel that works for one stage of our journey may need to be changed if we want to make it all. the way home.”

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