Willow Smith Supports Dad Will Smith After Apologizing For Slapping Chris Rock At The Oscars

The daughter of Will Smith, Willow, is now supporting her dad after apologizing to Chris Rock for the Oscars' slap

By Ingrid Mateos

- August 06 , 2022 - 10:12 hs
Willow, Will Smith

Willow, Will Smith (AP)

Months have passed and it is until now that Willow Smith, daughter of Will Smith, is talking about her dad's situation after slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars due to a joke about her mom's condition due to alopecia.

During an interview with Billboard, Willow Smith supported her dad Will Smith, or at least, spoke about it in a very neutral tone, saying that the slap did not "rock me as much as my own internal demons."

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"I see my whole family as being human, and I love and accept them for all their humanness,” Willow told the outlet. "Because of the position that we’re in, our humanness sometimes isn’t accepted, and we’re expected to act in a way that isn’t conducive to a healthy human life and isn’t conducive to being honest."

This statement made by Willow Smith, daughter of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, comes shortly after the actor apologized in a lengthy video to Chris Rock, months after the infamous situation that happened at the Academy Awards.

For those who have been living under a rock, during the 2022 Academy Awards, Chris Rock was presenting the nominees for the Best Documentary category when he started to deliver some jokes here and there. Despite being friends of the actor, the comedian chose to say a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith being bald comparing her to 'G.I. Jane'.

Everyone laughed, including Will Smith but Jada only gave an eye-roll. Chris then continued but seconds later Will Smith crashed the stage, slapped him across the face, returned to his seat, and started to yell.

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To make things more awkward, minutes later Smith won the award for Best Actor. During his speech, he cried and apologized to everyone, except Chris Rock.

Now, in his video, Will Smith apologized publicly, saying e has "reached out to Chris and the message that came back is that he's not ready to talk and, when he is, he will reach out." "I will say to you, Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable and I'm here whenever you're ready to talk," Smith said.

Elsewhere, the actor added "I hate when I let people down. So it hurts, it hurts me psychologically and emotionally to know I didn't live up to people's image and impression of me," Will said."And the work I'm trying to do is, I am deeply remorseful and I'm trying to be remorseful without being ashamed of myself. I'm human and I made a mistake, and I'm trying not to think of myself as a piece of s**t.”

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Ingrid Mateos

I am an Entertainment news writer at Show News Today. I love all about movies, royalty, and pop culture but also enjoy writing about the latest celebrity gossip. I have a B.A in E.L.T and a diploma in Tourism Studies. When not working with words, you can probabaly find me watching BBC'S Sherlock for the umpteempth time or an old movie.

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