Actor Will Smith apologizes for his outburst tearfully while accepting the Best Actor Oscar

Actor Will Smith apologizes for his outburst tearfully while accepting the Best Actor Oscar

Updated on March 29, 2022 16:44 PM by Ella Bina

Oscar for Best Actor

Will Smith apologized to the Academy and his fellow nominees for striking presenter Chris Rock on the platform of the Dolby Theatre while accepting his Oscar for Best Actor.Smith did not directly apologize to Rock, but he compared the father of Venus and Serena Williams to his character Richard Williams in "King Richard," claiming that he was a "fierce defender of his family."

 He apologized

"I'd like to apologise to the Academy, as well as all of my fellow nominees." Following a standing ovation, Smith stated, "It's not about winning an award for me." "Life imitates art." This is a lovely moment, and I'm not crying because I won an award. I have the same appearance as Richard Williams' crazy father.

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He further added

"I'm being called on in my life to love people, protect people, and be a rigour to my people," he concluded.I understand that to accomplish what we do, you must be able to accept abuse and have people gossip about you."You have to be able to have people treat you badly and smile and act like it's OK," Smith explained.

Devil comes for you

 "And Denzel just said to me a few minutes ago, 'Be careful when you're most sensitive because that's when the Devil comes for you.'I want to be a loving vessel. I want to express my appreciation to Venus and Serena for entrusting me with their narrative. "I want to represent that kind of love, caring, and certainty."

Oscars stage

Smith had gone onto the Oscars stage earlier in the evening, about halfway through the event, after comedian Chris Rock made a joke at Jada Pinkett Smith's expense, suggesting that Pinkett Smith, who has alopecia, should feature in a "G.I. Jane" movie. Jane's sequel was delayed due to her baldness."I'm hoping that the Academy invites me back," Smith said at the end of his Oscar speech, thanking the Williams family and the Academy.

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