Late, but he came. Will Smith’s apology for slapping Chris Rock took a few hours to come together. And it’s through social media that the Best Actor Oscar winner for his role in Williams method. Smith, at the time of receiving the award, was already on his way to the Film Academy. But in a sort of apology that didn’t quite manage to justify his actions after love and family, the actor left out the comedian who poked fun at the condition that causes Jada’s alopecia. Pinkett.
“Violence, in all its forms, is toxic and destructive. My behavior last night was unacceptable and indefensible. I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was not in my place and I was wrong, ”explained Will Smith on his Instagram account. For his part, comedian Chris Rock, who has also occupied much of the critical eye for crossing an indefensible line, already confirmed yesterday that he will not be pressing charges against the actor. He also pointed out that they had even spoken in the backstage and clarified the situation. But the world was not satisfied with it.
In a kind of international toxic cross-maschismo debate, in which Kirsten Dunst also played an important role for another Amy Schumer macho joke, Will Smith continues his apology. “Making jokes at my expense is part of the job, but one joke about Jada’s condition was too much for me and I reacted emotionally,” he explains.
On these comments, for the moment, comedian Chris Rock has not yet spoken.
The Academy is considering taking action against Will Smith, but they won’t be very tough
And while Will Smith has already released his public apology, which it’s not entirely clear will eventually sink in to an audience that doesn’t usually forget these issues, the Academy is continuing its course. In a tweet that could be described as concise for the magnitude of the situation, they stressed that they reject violence of any kind. A line later, they congratulated all of the film festival winners. In fact, the journalists present were asked to avoid asking the rest of the winners questions about the event.
However, and as he could anticipate The Hollywood Reporter, the Academy’s senior leadership group broke down on Monday to make a decision. The group of 64 bosses – the most powerful in cinema and representing the group’s 1,000 members – would debate whether they had taken action regarding what happened with Will Smith and Chris Rock.
Could they take away the Oscar for the recently awarded Best Actor? This is unlikely to happen. After all, the Academy has a long history of honorees with career misconduct and final convictions — many of them for sexual assault — for which no action has been taken. Could Will Smith be expelled from the Academy and his membership terminated? It’s also unlikely. The surest thing is that there will be a public statement and minor punishment for the Oscar-winning actor, but the Academy is well known for keeping a low profile and working things out until it ends up in the l ‘oversight.