Will Smith Releases Statement After Slapping Chris Rock At Oscars: ‘Unacceptable And Inexcusable’

Will Smith releases a statement following his explosive incident with Chris Rock at the Oscar Awards.

The statement reads, “violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally..”

The post continues, “I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness..”

Read the full statement below.