Many remain unmoved after actor Will Smith issued an apology one day after slapping Chris Rock on stage at the Oscars. The apology, placed in the public domain via social media, began, “Violence in all its forms is poisonous and destructive.”
The ’Bad Boys’ star was spotted partying and enjoying his Oscar win for his lead role in ’ King Richard,’ following the slap that was seen around the world.
On Monday, after much public critique of the situation, Smith issued the apology to Rock, saying that his behavior was unacceptable and inexcusable.
Despite the apology, Smith is still being publicly devoured by social media celebrity pundits who argue that the father of three should have known better than to behave in such a manner, especially at such an event. Many opine that Smith has underlying trauma issues that they say need to be dealt with.
Some celebrities have stood in defense of Will’s actions, among them, Tiffany Haddish who described Will’s action as a beautiful thing. “When I saw a Black man stand up for his wife, that meant so much to me,” she told People magazine. “As a woman, who has been unprotected, for someone to say, ‘Keep my wife’s name out your mouth, leave my wife alone,’ that’s what your husband is supposed to do, right? Protect you,” she expressed.