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Will Smith apologizes to Chris Rock for Oscar slap

These pictures went around the world: At the Oscars, Will Smith (53) slapped Chris Rock (57) in front of the camera after a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s (50) hairstyle. An apology followed online the day after the scandal. After that, the Hollywood star remained silent about the incident on social media – until now.

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Hollywood star Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock onstage at the Oscars. Rock previously joked about Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s hairdo when announcing an award on .

The comedian made a reference to the 1997 film The Jane Files, in which actress Demi Moore plays an elite soldier with a shaved head. Rock made fun of Pinkett Smith, who suffers from hair loss.

Rolling her eyes, her husband laughed at first – but then ran onto the stage and slapped Rock in the face. Smith later yelled, “Don’t put my wife’s name in your damn mouth.” The organizers of the gala even switched off the audio transmission for a short time.

A short time later, Smith returned to the stage – but this time to pick up the Oscar for best actor for his role in the film “King Richard”. Smith plays the father of tennis players Serena and Venus Williams. When he picked up the prize, he tearfully apologized for the incident. (AFP)

Hollywood star Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock onstage at the Oscars. Rock previously joked about Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s hairdo when announcing an award on .

The comedian made a reference to the 1997 film The Jane Files, in which actress Demi Moore plays an elite soldier with a shaved head. Rock made fun of Pinkett Smith, who suffers from hair loss.

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Rolling her eyes, her husband laughed at first – but then ran onto the stage and slapped Rock in the face. Smith later yelled, “Don’t put my wife’s name in your damn mouth.” The organizers of the gala even switched off the audio transmission for a short time.

A short time later, Smith returned to the stage – but this time to pick up the Oscar for best actor for his role in the film “King Richard”. Smith plays the father of tennis players Serena and Venus Williams. When he picked up the prize, he tearfully apologized for the incident. (AFP)

Because in a self-produced video interview, Will Smith speaks for the first time about the night that turned his career upside down. “In the last few months I’ve been thinking a lot and working on myself personally,” he explains at the beginning.

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