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Will Smith’s emotional speech upon receiving his Oscar, overshadowed by his assault on Chris Rock

Will Smith’s emotional speech upon receiving his Oscar, overshadowed by his assault on Chris Rock

to the actor Will Smith he will always regret having reacted that way -slapping Rock-but when minutes later he won the Oscar for best actor, he only apologized to the Academy and not to Rock and he wanted to justify his action by placing himself as a protective father and husband and saying that “love leads to crazy things”.

From then on, it was all about who was to blame, whether Smith should have held back or if his justification was enough.

Before the Oscar for Smith

The hit threw the entire Oscars telecast into chaos as producers were frantically forced to decide how to deal with the on-air assault, with Smith yet to receive his Best Actor statuette for The Williams Way. but the joy was overshadowed by his unexpected violent reaction to a Chris Rock joke that caused him to get up from his seat and slap him live on stage at the Dolby Theater.

Rock had come out to present the Oscar for best documentary and made a joke about the shaved head of Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith – who has publicly acknowledged that she suffers from alopecia – when comparing her to Lieutenant O’Neil from the Ridley Scott movie.

Smith got up from his seat and went to Rock to give him a slap that he tries to dodge before a speechless audience. Returning to his seat, the actor continued to yell, “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth,” he told her.

Rock, still from the stage, tried to play down the matter. “Will Smith just gave me a good one,” he says, but Smith is still yelling. After a pause, Rock jokes about solving it at the party after the ceremony, without the attendees or the accredited press still knowing if what they had seen was real or simulated.

When Will Smith slapped Chris Rock the Dolby fell silent. And he fell silent again to listen to his explanations.

Speech in defense of his wife

But when a few minutes later Smith went up to pick up his Oscar, he cleared the doubts. In a speech full of hesitation and inconsistencies, crying out tears and with emotion on the surface, the actor apologized to the Academy and the nominees, although at the same time he tried to justify himself without referring directly to the events that had just happened. .

“Richard Williams was a brave defender of his family”he said in what seemed like an attempt at justification and in reference to the father of the sisters whom he plays and who has earned him the Oscar.

“At this moment in my life, I am overcome by what God invites me to be and do in the world”, he continued before alluding to the protective role he had with his co-stars, the two actresses who played the Williams.

“In this business sometimes you have to put up with people insulting you and disrespecting you and you have to smile and say that everything is fine”the actor pointed out.

He also mentioned that his partner Denzel Washington had warned him to be careful because “at the highest moment is when the devil comes for you”.

After the incident, Will Smith was comforted by various actors.

And nothing was the same. Or if,

Because the gala continued, it ended surprisingly with the win for “CODA” as best film and continued with the governor’s dance.

In videos recorded by the attendees and broadcast on social networks, it was possible to see how Washington and Tyler Perry talked to him and tried to calm him down during a commercial break.

Finally Smith apologized. “Life imitates art and I became a crazy father, like my character.” And he concluded: “I hope the Academy invites me again.”

The presenter Amy Schumer knew how to redirect the situation when she came out joking about how long it had taken her to take off the Spiderman costume that she wore in her last appearance: “Did I miss something?” (AND)

Source: Eluniverso

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