After Will Smith used his social media outreach to apologize to fellow actor and comedian Chris Rock for attacking him during the 2022 Oscars, Rock compared Smith to ex-Death Row executive Suge Knight who is currently serving a sentence of 28 years for killing a man.
If everybody is a victim, then nobody will hear the real victims
“Everybody is trying to be a f-ing victim,” Chris Rock mentioned during a presentation in Atlanta, Georgia this past Friday night “If everybody claims to be a victim, then nobody will hear the real victims. Even me getting smacked by Suge Smith … I went to work the next day, I got kids.”
People magazine claimed that Rock said that “Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face,”
Rock is currently on tour
The stand-up comedian is currently touring his act in what he calls “Ego Death World Tour” which he recently was photographed with a goat, that fellow comedian and co-headliner Kevin Hart gave him and decided to call it Will.
It was unacceptable
Smith’s apology was deemed “unacceptable” by Chris Rock, and also mentioned that he was not ready to address that or anything with the former “Prince of Bel-Air”
Smith posted a video on Youtube
Will Smith posted a video on Youtube where he said that he “reached out to Chris, and the message that came back is he’s not ready to talk, but 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, also apologized not only to Chris but to his family, including his mother and brother Tony Rock.
He apologized to Chris, his mom, and brother
“That was one of the things about that moment that I didn’t realize,” he carried on “I wasn’t thinking about how many people got hurt in that moment. I want to apologize to Chris’ mother, to Chris’ family, especially his brother Tony Rock.”
“Disappointing people is my central trauma. I hate when I let people down, so it hurts psychologically and emotionally to know that I didn’t live up to people’s image and impression of me,” he opened up. “The work I’m trying to do is I am deeply remorseful, and I’m trying to be remorseful without being ashamed of myself.”