Will Smith’s daughter Willow Smith recently shared her feelings over her father’s controversial appearance at the 94th Academy Awards. Will Smith had slapped the event’s host Chris Rock for passing comment on his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. Just hours later, the actor won the Best Actor trophy.
The 21-year-old singer recalled the encounter and claimed that her own troubles rocked her more than the aftermath.
Willow defended her father’s action, saying that she accepted her family for all their humanness. “I see my whole family as being human, and I love and accept them for all their humanness. Because of the position that we’re in, our humanness sometimes isn’t accepted, and we’re expected to act in a way that isn’t conducive to a healthy human life and isn’t conducive to being honest,” she said.
The incident occurred on the night of March 28, when Rock made a comment Jada’s shaved head that didn’t go down well with her husband. Will Smith apologised to Chris Rock twice last month, the second time in a video posted on his Instagram account. He even apologised to Rock’ family, especially his mother Rose, in the video and made it clear that his wife hadn’t asked him to resort to violence during the awards ceremony. The actor added that he had attempted to contact Chris Rock but that the comedian was not yet prepared to speak.
The apology, however, is being called an afterthought on the actor’s behalf, as Will Smith has been prohibited from the Academy for the following 10 years as a result of the physical assault. Following the actor’s resignation from the Academy, a decision was taken. A few minutes after the uproar, he received the best actor Oscar for his performance in the movie King Richard.
Will Smith had previously sent a letter regarding the issue. “Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally,” read excerpts from his initial apologies.
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