Will Smith finally addressed the infamous slap at the Oscars, expressing remorse for his actions towards Chris Rock.
The incident from March went viral and was more talked about than any winner during the Academy Awards.
Smith posted a video on his social media accounts on Friday that started with the words on the screen, "It's been a minute."
He answered fans' questions and clarified that he had "history" with Chris Rock.
Will Smith, who was awarded the prestigious Oscar on the same night, said he felt the joke was insulting and disrespectful.
However, Smith said he had suffered trauma since the event, telling fans, "I didn't live up to people's image and impression of me."
Smith did not apologize to Rock directly, but he is ready:
"I am human, and I made a mistake, and I'm trying not to think of myself as a piece of s**t."
Will apologized to Tony Rock, Chris' brother since the two were close at some point.
Smith apologized to Chris' mom, Oscar winners, for stealing their moments, with the update we've all been waiting for:
"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 are ready to talk."
Smith walked on stage at the Oscars and slapped Chris Rock, who was hosting the event after he made a joke about Jada Pickett Smith's shaved head.
Jada has alopecia, and Will Smith apologized to her and their children, adding he had "spent the last three months replaying and understanding the nuance and the complexities of what happened at that moment."
He asked fans to stand by him, not trying to justify his actions but by telling:
"There's no part of me that thinks that is the optimal way to handle a feeling of disrespect or insults."
He ended the message by saying, "If you hang on, I promise we'll be able to be friends again."
Do you think it is a genuine apology or a PR plot? We believe that Smith is remorseful and hope he will not have to carry this burden anymore.