Will Smith Resurfaces In India After Chris Rock Oscars Slap
Will Smith was spotted on Saturday in Mumbai, India, in his first public sighting since the controversial 2022 Oscars slap.
Photos captured the actor smiling as he exits a vehicle. It is not immediately clear why Smith is in India at this time.
It’s been over a month after Smith hit comedian Chris Rock during the live broadcast of the award show on March 27 after Rock made a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith’s bald head.
During his acceptance speech for best actor for King Richard, Smith apologized to the Academy Awards and later to Rock for his actions.
“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 my Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally.”
Smith has since been banned from the Oscars for ten years, a decision that he said he accepted.
Rock has yet to go in-depth about what happened that night, but he previously told fans during his stand-up shows that he is still “processing what happened” and won’t speak on it “until [he gets] paid.”
“Considering all that has happened in the last few weeks, the Smith family has been focusing on deep healing,” Pinkett Smith said in a title card note included in the Red Table Talk premiere. “Some of the discoveries around our healing will be shared at the table when the time calls.”
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