Will Smith once again apologized in a lengthy video shared on Friday, nearly four months after he slapped comedian Chris Rock live at the Oscars.
In the more than five-minute sequence, the Oscar-winning actor apologized to Chris Rock, the comedian’s family, his own family and everyone he hurt.
“I want to apologize to Chris’ mom. I didn’t think about how many people got hurt,” he said.
“I tried to reach Chris, and what I was told was that he was not ready to talk to me. When he is, he will contact me. I mean Chris, I apologize. My behavior was unacceptable, I will be there when you want to talk to me,” Will Smith added.
He maintained that he was unable to apologize the same evening because the events were too fresh, and that he felt in a state of fog after the fact.
He also addressed all the Oscar nominees who were present that evening. “It breaks my heart to think that I stole and tarnished your moment.”
However, the actor said his wife “Jada had nothing to do with it.”