Will Smith has apologised to Chris Rock over his infamous Oscars slap – in his first in-person statement about the incident.
In a reel released on his Instagram account, the actor said he had been “doing a lot of thinking and personal work” since the Oscars and was “trying not to think of myself as a piece of s***”.
He said: “Chris, I apologise to you. My behaviour was unacceptable. And I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk.”
Smith admitted he had been in touch with Rock personally, but that a message had come back to say he was “not ready to talk”.
He also apologised to Chris Rock’s family, particularly his mother, who Smith said he had seen being interviewed about the moment.
He added: “You know, I wasn’t thinking about how many people got hurt in that moment? So I want to apologise to Chris’s mother.”
Smith is heard taking several deep breaths before the recording begins.
Source: Sky News