All the love. Will Smith’s family is proud of him after he publicly apologized to Chris Rock. Sources reveal that they love him despite everything and are excited that he has taken a step in the right direction.
Sources close to the Smith family revealed to Hollywood Life on August 2, 2022 that they fully understand Will’s actions to apologize. “Jada is proud that Will has finally made the decision to publicly apologize,” the source said. “She feels that, in addition to the written apology, him coming clean in words was a better way to convey the truth in her heart. Will wishes he could take it all back, but he can’t and all he can do is try to heal from here.” On how she feels about the apology, the source noted that Will wanted to wait. “It’s something he has struggled with because he didn’t want an apology to come across as inauthentic or fake,” the source continued. He needed some time to do some soul searching and he wanted to respond accordingly. Despite Will’s apologies, she understands if Chris isn’t ready to accept them right now. She understands that the slap didn’t just affect Chris, it affected his career, his family and friends, it affected every aspect of his life. Will knows that he can’t control that; all he can do is try to show how sorry he is and move on.”
His children, Jaden and Willow, have supported him since the Oscars slap incident. “Willow and her brother Jaden were not involved in any way in what happened, but they received a lot of pressure to support their father after the incident and because of this, they both experienced a lot of backlash, in their careers and with their family. friends,” the source continued. “They are both very proud of their father and really hope that this can start the healing so that everyone can get through this and come to a place of love.” In a recent interview with Billboard, Willow opened up about how she really felt about the incident. “[It] It didn’t shake me as much as my own inner demons,” he said. “I see all of my family as humans and I love and accept them for all of their humanity,” she added. “Because of the position we are 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 not conducive to being honest.”
Will released the video on July 29, 2022, as a further public apology to Chris. “I contacted Chris and the message he got is that he’s not ready to talk and when he is, he will,” he said in the video. “So I’ll tell you, Chris, I apologize. My behavior was unacceptable. “I want to apologize to Chris’s mom,” he continued. “I saw an interview that Chris’s mother did. And that was one of the things about that time that I just didn’t realize. He wasn’t thinking about how many people were injured at that time. So I want to apologize to Chris’s mom. I want to apologize to Chris’s family. Specifically Tony Rock we had a great relationship. Tony Rock was my man. And this is probably irreparable.” He continued: “I have 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 wasn’t a part of me that thought that was the right way to behave at the time.”
According to cnn, Chris subtly nuanced Will’s apology on his comedy set. “Everyone is trying to be a fucking victim. If everyone claims to be a victim, then no one will listen to the real victims,” Chris said during his set, “Even me getting beat up by Suge Smith. I went to work the next day, I have children. Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face.”
The Oscars slap in the face took place four months ago at the Academy Awards 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 participating in future events for the next ten years. In an open letter, the Academy announced: “The Board has decided, 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 Academy Awards.” The Academy apologized to Rock, the rest of the Academy and the public for the time being: “We want to express our deep gratitude to Mr. Rock for maintaining his composure under extraordinary circumstances. We also want to thank our hosts, nominees, presenters and winners for his poise and grace during our broadcast.” Smith accepted the ban as he previously resigned from The Academy on April 1, 2022.
To learn more about Will Smith, read his memoir, Will. Ranked #1 on The New York Times Bestseller List, the book takes readers through Smith’s life, from his childhood in West Philadelphia and the beginning of his career as a rapper to his rise as one of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars. The autobiography, which Oprah Winfrey described as “the best memoir I have ever read,” also explores a side of Smith’s life that he has never told before. “Will it’s the story of how one person mastered his own emotions, written in a way that can help everyone else do the same,” reads the publisher’s book description. Few of us will know the pressure of performing on the world’s biggest stages for the highest of stakes, but we can all understand that the fuel that works for one leg of our journey might have to be changed if we want it to be. all time. way home.”
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