Will Smith headlined one of the most significant events in Hollywood this year when he slapped comedian Chris Rock on stage at the 94th Academy Awards. The incident garnered wide media attention and was met with a deeply divided public reception. This has had serious repercussions King Richard An actor who won a Best Actor Oscar for the film, moments after the controversial stunt.
Later, Will Smith spoke about the incident on several occasions as to what led to his unprecedented anger. He has also repeatedly apologized to Chris Rock, but the comedian never responded to the apologies. During his recent interview with Trevor Noah that went viral on the internet some time ago, Smith gave us more insight into the whole incident.
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What did Will Smith say to Trevor Noah?
The 94th Academy Awards took the internet by storm Aladdin The actor stormed the stage and slapped comedian Chris Rock for a prank made at the expense of Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. The joke was about her baldness-inducing health condition, which caused Will Smith to yell insults at the comedian and slap him mid-show.
This event divided the entire fanbase and even led the Academy to ban Smith from any of their future events for a decade. When the 54-year-old actor visited daily show, Reveal more details to host Trevor Noah. According to the bad boys’ The fame was purely unintentional and a summary of the many disturbing things going on in his head. It was the result of many traumatic events that haunted him from his childhood.
During the interview, Will Smith claimed that it was all the rage that had been amassing for many years. He couldn’t clearly explain what had happened, but he lost it and presented a version of himself shocking everyone.
“There are so many nuances and complexities to that. But at the end of the day, I just — I lost it, you know. I guess what I’ll say is you never know what someone’s going through. I was going through something that night, you know?” It’s not at all an excuse for my behavior. I understand how shocking that was to people… I’m gone. This was an anger that was bottled up for a really long time.”
He even talked about his traumatic past about how he had to helplessly witness his father beating his mother as a child. Trevor Noah also sided with independence day The actor explained that Smith is not what people saw on the night of the Oscars.
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Will Smith was humiliated by his nephew over the controversy
It’s no lie that Will Smith’s career has been greatly affected by the slap gate controversy. But the actor also had a hard time with his family after his 9-year-old nephew dumped him in a state of humiliation.
As so many unheard stories come to light, and Smith breaks down to tears, he adds that the sweetest member of his family also questioned him about what prompted him to take the drastic step.
“My nephew is nine. He’s the sweetest little boy. We’re home. He’s been staying up late to see his Uncle Will and we’re sitting in my kitchen and he’s on my lap holding his Oscar and he’s just like, ‘Why did you hit that guy, Uncle Will?'” Damn you. Why are you trying to opera me?”
It can be understood that people will not forget the incident anytime soon. On the other hand, with no response from Chris Rock, it’s debatable as to when the two stars might reconcile.
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After controversy over the Oscars, it was released King Richard The star is back with Release. He played the role of a slave in this movie. But though his performance was praised by all, the movie got mixed and negative reviews. Currently, the star is filming a show for National Geographic titled The field is the domain.
Release It can be streamed on Apple TV +.
Source: The Daily Show
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