Will Smith apologizes after punching Chris Rock in the face at the Oscars

Will Smith apologizes after punching Chris Rock in the face at the Oscars
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The comedian joked about the hairstyle of the wife of actor Jada Pinkett Smith, who has an autoimmune disease.

American actor Will Smith has apologized after punching actor and comedian Chris Rock in the face during the Oscars.

Earlier in the day, Chris Rock made fun of Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith's amazing hairstyle on stage. She almost completely lost her hair some time ago due to an autoimmune disease. After these words, Smith went up to the stage, hit Rock, and uttered several obscene words in his address. Rock tried to reduce everything to a joke.

Smith, who later took the stage to receive the Best Actor award, began to cry, apologized, and said that it was necessary for life to protect his family, as did his character in the movie "King Richard" - Richard Williams, father of tennis players Serena and Venus Williams. "But in this job, you have to endure when people talk about you disrespectfully, smile, and say that everything is fine," he added.

"I want to be a messenger of kindness and caring and apologize to the academy and all the other nominees," Smith said.

The news has been corrected (06:42 Moscow time) - it is transmitted with the correction  of the names of the characters  in the film in the third paragraph, that's right - Williams.

The actor added that Richard Williams was a fierce protector of his family. And during filming, Smith was touchingly amazed at the opportunity to make such a picture.

Earlier at the 94th Academy Awards, an incident occurred in which Will Smith climbed onto the stage and punched host Chris Rock in the face. After that, he returned to the hall and shouted that he forever forget the name of Smith's wife and did not dare to call him.

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