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He may have apologized to everyone EXCEPT Chris Rock during his ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role’ acceptance speech at the Oscars on Sunday night, but now it looks like Will Smith is finally reaching out to the comedian to say sorry for his behavior.
(In case you missed it – where have you been?! – the King Richard actor slapped Chris Rock on stage during the Oscars after the comedian made a joke about wife Jada Pinkett-Smith’s shaved head, which she most likely shaved due to her ongoing battle with alopecia.)
“Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive,” the 53-year-old Oscar-winner wrote in a statement that he shared on his Instagram account.
“My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable.
“Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally.
“I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed 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.”
His apology comes after rapper P-Diddy insisted that the pair had actually worked things out following the ceremony.
Will Smith also once again apologized to the Academy (he apologized to them during his acceptance speech on Sunday night) in the statement, as well as to the Williams family, and his ‘King Richard Family’…
“I would also like to apologize to the Academy, the producers of the show, all the attendees and everyone watching around the world.
“I would like to apologize to the Williams Family and my King Richard Family. I deeply regret that my behavior has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us.
“I am a work in progress,” he concluded.
We’re glad to see that the actor has finally apologized.