Actor Will Smith tendered an apology for slapping comedian Chris Rock during the Oscar ceremony. Will Smith was later named best actor. He lost his cool when Chris Rock passed snide remarks about Will’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
Will Smith issued an apology on Instagram that he is embarrassed about his actions and said that his conduct was unacceptable and inexcusable. He said that the joke on his wife’s medical condition was too much for him to bear and it made him react emotionally.
Will’s wife suffers from alopecia, a condition that causes hair loss and that was the reason she had a closely cropped haircut at the Oscar Awards ceremony.
He also apologised to the Academy, the producers of the show, the attendees and to the people who watched the show from across the globe.