Actor Will Smith apologized to comedian Chris Rock one day after slapping him across the face during Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony following a joke Rock made about the actor’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.
Smith’s apology Monday came after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences issued a formal statement condemning his behavior for slapping Rock and announced it was initiating an investigation.
“Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive,” Smith said Monday in a statement his publicist posted on Instagram.
“I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I details ⇒
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