The correction that 53-year-old actor Will Smith administered to comedian Chris Rock has gone viral. Will Smith took the stage to slap Chris Rock as he made a joke about his wife’s bald head. Particularly upset, Will Smith returned to his seat while yelling: “keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth”. Jada Pinckett Smith, wife of Will Smith suffers from alopecia which is why she has no hair on her head. According to Page Six, Chris Rock was unaware of Pinkett Smith’s hair loss.

Will Smith received the best actor Oscar for his role in the film “King Richard” where he played Venus and Serena’s father, Richard Williams. During his speech, the 53-year-old actor apologized for his behavior, but did not mention Chris Rock. “I want to apologize to the Academy. I want to apologize to all of my fellow nominees. It’s a beautiful moment, and I’m not crying for winning an award,” he said. Because of this act of violence condemned by many people, Will Smith could lose his Oscar.

Will Smith finally apologizes to Chris Rock for Oscar slap

Will Smith’s phenomenal slap in the face was totally improvised, according to what an ABC executive revealed to Page Six. In his public apology on Monday, March 28, 2022, Will Smith himself explains how 57-year-old Chris Rock’s rant about his bald wife made him lose his temper. On Instagram, Will Smith said, “My behavior at the Oscars last night was unacceptable and inexcusable.” “Making jokes at my expense is part of the job, but a joke about my Jada’s condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally,” her Instagram post read.

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Then, Will Smith apologized, speaking directly to Chris Rock. “I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris,” Smith wrote in his statement. “I crossed the line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions do not represent the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.” Los Angeles police have spoken on the case and said they are just waiting for Chris Rock’s complaint.

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