Will Smith still ‘apologetic’ over Chris Rock slap: ‘He’s in a better space’
Will Smith continues to apologize for the controversial move that garnered news at the Oscars in 2022 when he stepped on stage and slapped Chris Rock.
The King Richard actor’s friend Kevin Hart recently spoke with Entertainment Tonight about how the actor is doing four months after the incident.
“Will is apologetic, you know, he’s in a better space, of course, than what he was after,” The Man from Toronto star told the outlet.
“People are human and as humans sometimes we make mistakes. So it’s not about talking about the past, it’s about acknowledging the present and doing your best to move forward,” he stated.
“I can get only hope that the two of them find a way to find some solace in that and move past it,” Hart continued. “I just like good energy. I love to see people be the best.”
Hart noted that he still loves Smith as well as Rock, adding, “You can’t judge a person by one thing. Ultimately, life goes on and people grow, so give him the opportunity to do so.”
Over those who don’t know, Smith came on stage during the 94th Academy Awards and punched Rock for a joke he told about Jada Pinkett Smith.
He later apologized and said;
“I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris.”
“I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness,” he added.