Will Smith has addressed the slap heard around the world in a new, in-depth video.
Smith posted the video on Instagram Friday, answering questions about the incident at the 2022 Oscars ceremony when he slapped Chris Rock over a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. He once again apologizes to Rock in the video and addresses why he didn't apologize during his acceptance speech for best actor.
"I was fogged out by that point," Smith says. "It’s all fuzzy. I’ve 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. So I will say to you, Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk."