American actor Tyler Perry spoke about the infamous slap at the Oscars, revealing what really happened after the incident.
Tyler Perry has spoken publicly about the moments for the first time since Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars.
The 52-year-old star was seen talking to Smith after the infamous incident.
During Q&A at the Tribeca Festival Disappeared girl The actor explained that he was “de-escalating” the situation, and not consoling the Oscar-winning one.
“I left early to get to Chris and make sure he was okay. It was very difficult to be friends with both of them,” he said.
“Trust me, as painful as it was for all of us in the room, it was just as painful for Chris who was a true champion in how he handled it.
“But I want you to understand that something extremely painful for [Will] also.
“This is not an excuse. He was completely wrong in what he did. But something provoked him – it’s so from everything that he is.
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Did The creator said that Smith was “devastated” after the slap.
“He couldn’t believe he did it. And I look this man in his eyes and think: “What are you doing? This is your night,” he said.
“And go all the way to winning an Oscar. It was one of the highlights of his career that he so desperately wanted.”
Perry praised The Rock as a “clean champ” for handling the incident. He added that “something extremely painful for [Smith] also.”
“This is not an excuse, he was completely wrong, but something worked. It was so far away from everything he is,” Perry continued.
In March, The Rock took the stage at the Oscars to present the Academy Award for Best Documentary. He looked at Smith’s wife, 50-year-old Jada Pinkett Smith, and joked, “Jada, I love you. GI Jane 2 can’t wait to meet you.”
This joke was not liked by the actress, who became bald due to the struggle with alopecia.
After she was seen rolling her eyes on camera, Smith, 53, rushed onto the stage to slap the comedian.
One day Independence Day Star returned to his seat, he yelled, “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth.”
Men in Black The actor took to Instagram and apologized to The Rock for hitting him, saying “violence is toxic and destructive.”
“My behavior at the Oscars yesterday was unacceptable and inexcusable,” Smith wrote. “Jokes at me are part of the job, but the joke about Jada’s health was unbearable for me, and I reacted emotionally.
“I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am confused and my actions were not indicative of who I want to be.
“There is no place for violence in the world of love and kindness.”
Smith announced his retirement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in April.
That same month, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences banned The Prince of Beverly Hills star from attending the Oscars for a decade.
“The Board of Governors has determined that for 10 years, effective April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith will not be permitted to attend in person or virtually any Academy event or program, including but not limited to the Academy Awards,” the Academy said in a statement. .
The statement said: “We want to express our deep gratitude to Mr. Rock for keeping his composure under the extraordinary circumstances. We also want to thank our hosts, nominees, hosts and winners for their poise and grace during our broadcast.”
Smith will be allowed to keep his Oscar, which he won this year for his role in King Richard.
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