Will Smith cries and apologizes after beating Chris Rock at the Oscars | CELEBS MRI | PEOPLE

Will Smith starred in one of the most memorable moments of the 94th edition of the Oscar Awards. After slapping comedian Chris Rock, the American actor apologized to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and attendees while explaining the reasons for his violent reaction.

After being announced as the winner in the Best Actor category, the remembered protagonist of “The Prince of rap” took the podium and gave an emotional speech through tears.

Love causes you to do crazy things; I am a defender of love, I am striving to love people and I do not have to smile and take any jokes”, explained the actor before the attendees.

The actor avoided mentioning at all times Chris Rockhowever, made it clear that he did not have to put up with disrespect towards his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith.

I know that in doing what we do, you have to be able to accept abuse, people talking crazy things about you in this business, you have to have people disrespect you, you have to smile and act like everything is okay, but Denzel told me : ‘at your highest moment is when you have to be careful because that’s when the devil comes’”, he narrowed down.

While giving his speech, the actor broke down as he publicly apologized for his angry reaction during the ceremony.

I want to apologize to the Academy. I want to apologize to all my fellow nominees. This is a beautiful moment and I’m not crying about winning an award. It’s not about winning an award for me. It is about being able to enlighten all people. (…) I want to be able to take care of my mom, my family and my wife, thanks for this moment, I hope the Academy invites me again”, he finished.

Why did he hit Chris Rock?

Will Smith lost the papers in the middle of the ceremony after the comedian made fun of the hair of Jada Pinkett-Smith pointing out that she had the look of the protagonist of the movie “GI Jane” from 1997.

The comment of Chris Rock it was not to the liking of Will Smith, who went on stage to slap him demanding that he not talk about his partner. “Keep my wife’s name out of your mouth”, expressed the actor seconds later when returning to his seat.


Oscar 2022: curiosities you didn’t know about the Academy Awards

Oscar 2022: curiosities you didn't know about the Academy Awards
Every year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is responsible for the delivery of one of the most important awards in the world of cinema: the Oscars. This 2022 will celebrate its 94th edition since that first ceremony in 1929. Here we bring you 10 curious facts about this important award.