All the love. Will Smith’s family is proud of him after he publicly apologized to Chris Rock. Sources reveal they love him regardless and are thrilled he took a step in the right direction.
Sources close to the Smith family revealed to Hollywood Life on Aug. 2, 2022 that they fully understand Will’s actions in apologizing. “Jada is proud that Will has finally made the decision to publicly apologize,” the source said. “She thinks that in addition to the written apology, having him open up about it by speaking out 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 that he can do is try to heal the wounds from here. On what he thinks of the apology, the source noted that Will wanted to wait. “It’s something he struggled with because he didn’t want to not that an apology seems inauthentic or misleading,” the source continued. He needed time to reflect and wanted to respond accordingly. Despite Will’s apology, he understands if Chris isn’t ready to accept it at at this point. He understands that the slap didn’t just affect Chris, it affected his career, his family and his friends, it affected every aspect of his life. Will knows he can’t control that; all he can do is try to show how sorry he is and move on.
His kids, Jaden and Willow, have been supporting him since the Oscar slap incident. “Willow and her brother Jaden were in no way involved in what happened but they received a lot of heat for supporting their father after the incident and because of this they both suffered a lot of backlash – in their careers and with their friends,” the source continued. “They are both very proud of their dad and really hope this can start the healing so everyone can move on and come to a place of love.” In a recent interview with Billboard, Willow explained how she really felt about the incident. “[It] didn’t shake me as much as my own internal demons did,” she said. “I see my entire family as human and I love and accept them for all their humanity,” she added. “Because of the position we find ourselves 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 is not conducive to health. ‘honesty.”
Will posted the video on July 29, 2022, as a further public apology to Chris. “I contacted Chris and the message that came back is that he is not ready to talk and when he is he will reach out,” he said in the video. “So I’ll tell you, Chris, I apologize. My behavior was unacceptable. “I want to apologize to Chris’ mom,” he continued. “I saw an interview that Chris’ mother did. And that was one of the things about that moment that I just didn’t realize. I did not think of the number of people injured at that time. So I want to apologize to Chris’ mom. I want to apologize to Chris’ family. Specifically Tony Rock We had a great relationship. Tony Rock was my man. And it’s probably irreparable. He continued: “I’ve spent the last three months replaying and understanding the complexities and nuances of what happened. I’m not going to try to unpack all of that now, but I can tell you that there was no part of me that thought that was the right way to behave at the time.
According NC, Chris subtly shaded Will’s apology into his comedy set. “Everyone tries to be a fucking victim. If everyone pretends to be a victim, then no one will hear the real victims,” Chris said during his set, “Even I get slapped by Suge Smith. I went to work the next day, I had kids. Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face.
The Oscar slap took place four months ago at the Oscars 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, for a period of 10 years beginning April 8, 2022, that Mr. Smith will not be permitted to attend any Academy events or programs, in person or virtually, including but not limited to the Oscars. The Academy apologized to Rock, the rest of the Academy and the public at this time: “We want to express our deepest gratitude to Mr. Rock for keeping his cool under extraordinary circumstances. We would also like to thank our hosts, nominees, presenters and winners for their composure and grace during our TV show.Smith accepted the ban as he previously resigned from the Academy on April 1, 2022.
For more on Will Smith, read his memoir, Will be. The book, which was number one on the New York Times bestseller list, takes readers through Smith’s life, from his childhood in West Philadelphia and his early rapping days to his rise as a one of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars. The autobiography – which Oprah Winfrey has described as “the best memoir I have ever read” – also explores a side of Smith’s life that he has never told before. “Will be is the story of how one person mastered their own emotions, written in a way that can help everyone 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 appreciate that the fuel that works for one leg of our journey may need to be changed if we want to make it all the way home.
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