Will Smith Has Not Spoken to Chris Rock After Oscars Slap

Will SmithHe may have publicly apologized to the Oscars 2022 for his actions, but Chris Rock hasn’t heard from him privately.

Us WeeklyThis exclusive information comes from multiple sources. Smith, 53, has not personally reached to the Grown UpsActor, 57, after the Sunday, March 27 awards show. Smith’s only message about the incident was the one he posted on social media, per the insiders. (Reps didn’t respond when Use(Reach out to us for comment.

Will Smith Has Not Personally Reached Out to Chris Rock After Oscars Slap

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“Chris is focusing on his tour,” a source says of the comedian, who landed in Boston for a stand-up show on Wednesday, March 30. “He’s moving on and is looking forward to his upcoming gigs.”

The 94th Academy Awards will be held on April 23rd. I Am LegendRock made a joke about which an actor responded with heated anger Jada Pinkett Smith‘s shaved head. The GothamThe actress, 50, rolled her eyes at the comment about how she might join a potential movie star. G.I. Jane sequel — and her husband took matters into his own hands.

“Keep my wife’s name out of your f–king mouth,” Smith shouted as he returned to his seat after approaching Rock and slapping him across the face.

Smith was later asked by viewers whether the moment was scripted. Smith returned to the podium to accept the award for Best Actor, Leading Role, for his performance in King Richard. Comparing himself to Richard Williams, whom he portrayed in the biopic, the Philadelphia native said, “Love will make you do crazy things.”

One day after the ceremony, the Bel-Air’s Fresh PrinceThe alum took to Instagram for clarification. “Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive,” Smith wrote on Monday, March 28. “My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable.”

The Gemini Man actor said he “reacted emotionally” to the slight about the Red Table TalkHe was a victim of alopecia and has since lost his hair. He later apologized to the host. Saturday Night LiveDirectly buy alum

“I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was not in line with the rules and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be,” Smith continued. “There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness. I would also like to apologize to The Academy, the producers of the show, all the attendees and everyone watching around the world.”

Rock has not yet commented, however. UseHe previously confirmed that he had not filed a report with Los Angeles Police Department. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AAMPA) announced Monday that they were taking immediate action in the wake of the fallout.

“The Academy condemns the actions of Mr. Smith at last night’s show,” read an official statement, per Variety. “We have officially started a formal review around the incident and will explore further action and consequences in accordance with our Bylaws, Standards of Conduct and California law.”

Diana Cooper reporting

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