“The devil got hold of him”

CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES.- One of the first people to approach Will Smith after slapping Chis Rock at the 94th Academy Awards he was also the winner of an Oscar, Denzel Washington.

Almost a week after the incident, the famous Hollywood spoke for the first time about what happened and what he did when he approached the Oscar winner to Best Actor for his role in “King Richard”.

It was during a religious congress that the actor from “Times of Glory” assured that the “devil took possession” of Will Smith.

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In the same way, he assured that he does not care about the criticism that has been made for showing his support, since he affirmed that he is nobody to judge Smith’s attitude.

“For whatever reason, the devil got hold of him that night,” Denzel commented and assured, without going into details, that along with Will and actor Tyler Perry he shared prayers to cope with the tension of the moment.

He added: “There’s no way I could have sat in my seat, I’m not like that.”

“Who are we to condemn? I don’t know all the factors of this situation, but I know that the only solution was to pray, that’s how I saw it and that’s how I see it, “said Washington.

Days after the controversy, Will Smith announced his resignation as a member of the institution that grants the Oscar awardsafter hitting the comedian Chris Rock during Sunday’s ceremony, according to a statement released this Friday.

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“I am resigning my membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciencesand I will accept any consequence that the board deems appropriate, ”wrote the actor in the text published by the variety magazine.