American director Michael Bay has hit back at questions surrounding the Will Smith slap because there's a bigger issue going on at the moment.
Bay directed two of Will Smith’s signature movies, Bad Boys and Bad Boys II, and was asked about the infamous incident between the actor and comedian Chris Rock at the 94th Academy Awards.
While speaking to Yahoo Entertainment, in perhaps the most down-to-earth response, Bay revealed he simply doesn’t care.
“Everyone was texting me, ‘Did you see it? Did you see it?’" he said. “First of all, it’s wrong, to begin with.
“I don’t really care. Hollywood gets very self-absorbed.”
The world has become engrossed by the Oscars incident, as speculation persisted on whether the altercation was staged or faked.
However, Bay pointed out that the news people should be absorbed with is the ongoing tragedy happening in Ukraine.
“There are babies getting blown up in Ukraine right now. We should be talking about that. I really don’t care," he said.
Despite being disinterested in the topic, Bay did offer the interviewer his opinion on the incident.
He said: “I’ve worked with him. He’s not that guy. I’ve never seen him lose his cool like that. I thought it was a set-up because I saw his smirk. I’ve been on set when Will has screwed with people and joked with people.
“It was a slap. Not a punch. He’s very good at fighting, he’s trained at that. It’s wrong to begin with. Then I knew the yell… he was mad.”
Bay’s own recollection of the slap is pretty much in line with most of the world, with some of us still questioning what on Earth actually happened.
The situation in Ukraine deserves the world's attention as stories of alleged war crimes start to emerge.
Graphic photos have been released from Bucha, a suburb of Kyiv recently liberated by Ukrainian forces.
These images show civilians buried in shallow graves and lying dead in the street after having been indiscriminately killed by Russian forces occupying the city.
Ukrainian authorities said the bodies of more than 410 civilians have so far been recovered from towns surrounding Kyiv, including Bucha, Irpin and Hostomel.
These towns have all been on the frontline of the Russian invasion since it began in late February.Featured Image Credit: Yonhap/Newcom/Alamy Live News. Aziz Karimov/ZUMA Press Wire Service. REUTERS/Brian Snyder.