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Will Smith Left A Message In Background Of Apology Video To Chris Rock

Shola Lee

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Will Smith Left A Message In Background Of Apology Video To Chris Rock

Featured Image Credit: Will Smith/YouTube

Yesterday, 29 July, Will Smith posted an apology video to his YouTube channel, titled 'It's been a minute'.

The video sees the King Richard star apologise for slapping Chris Rock at the 94th Oscars and answering questions from fans. However, some people think there was more to it than that:

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Some eagle-eyed viewers spotted another carefully placed piece of text early on in Will's apology.

Will started his video with a few typed-out words, which read: "It's been a minute... Over the last few months, I've been doing a lot of thinking and personal work... You asked a lot of fair questions that I wanted to take some time to answer."

The Oscar winner then goes to sit down and as he does a piece of art can be seen in the background, with a message that reads: "The world is sick love is the cure."

The artwork was in the background of Will's video. Credit: Will Smith/YouTube
The artwork was in the background of Will's video. Credit: Will Smith/YouTube

And, given that the video saw Will apologise extensively to Chris and his family, the message seemed quite fitting.

For those of you unaware of the altercation, Will slapped Chris after the comedian made a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

The joke likened Jada, who suffers from alopecia, to G.I Jane – a character with a shaved head.

Will hasn't commented on the incident much since and used this video as a way to apologise publicly.

"So I will say to you, Chris, I apologise to you. My behaviour was unacceptable and I'm here whenever you're ready to talk," Will said.

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He then went on to apologise to Chris' family: "I want to apologise to Chris's mother. I saw an interview that Chris's mother did and, you know, that was one of the things about that moment I just didn't realise, and, you know, I wasn't thinking, but how many people got hurt at that moment. So I want to apologise to Chris's mother.

"I want to apologise to Chris's family. Specifically, Tony Rock [Chris' younger brother]. You know, we had a great relationship. You know, Tony Rock was my man. And this is probably irreparable."

Will also noted in his video that he's been told Chris is not yet ready to talk about the incident and as a result of his actions, Will was banned from Academy events for the next 10 years.

Topics: Celebrity, Will Smith, News

Shola Lee
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