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Will Smith tells Trevor Noah that the Oscars slap “hurt people hurt people.”

Synopsis: On “The Daily Show” on Monday night, Will Smith spoke with Trevor Noah about the now-famous slap at the Oscars in March.

Smith called it a “horrible night” and that he “lost it” when he stormed the stage and hit host Chris Rock while promoting his next picture “Emancipation.”

Will Smith’s appearance on “The Daily Show” on Monday night.

Will Smith tells Trevor Noah that the Oscars slap “hurt people hurt people.”

During an appearance on “The Daily Show” on Monday night, Will Smith spoke with Trevor Noah about the now-famous slap at the Oscars in March.

Smith called it a “horrible night” and that he “lost it” when he stormed the stage and hit host Chris Rock while promoting his next picture “Emancipation.”

“And I think what I’d say is that you just never know what someone is going through,” Smith remarked. “That night, I was going through something. That in no way justifies my behaviour.”

Will Smith stated that the most difficult aspect of his acts was that they made it “hard for other people.”

“And it’s as though I knew what they meant when they said hurt people hurt people,” he added.

“That was a wrath that had been bottled up for a long time,” Smith explained.

Noah mentioned how Smith wrote in his memoir about growing up frightened of battle, and the talk show host also mentioned the horrible things posted about Smith and his family on the internet.

“It was a lot of stuff,” Smith responded. “You know, it was the small boy who saw his father beat up his mother. All of that simply erupted at that one moment.”

Smith stated that who he was at the time was “not who I want to be.”

Will Smith acknowledged the smack and apologised publicly on social media in July.

Will Smith said he is “truly sorry” for hitting Chris Rock at the Oscars in March

Will Smith said he is “truly sorry” for hitting Chris Rock at the Oscars in March.

Smith shared a video to his verified Instagram account that opened with the words “It’s been a minute.”

“Over the previous few months, I’ve done a lot of thinking and personal work…” continues the statement. “You raised a lot of reasonable questions, and I wanted to take some time to respond.”

Smith can then be heard sighing as he enters the screen and confronts the camera about why he didn’t apologise to Rock during his Oscar victory speech for his role in “King Richard.”

“I was fogged out by that point,” Smith says. “It’s all fuzzy. I’ve reached out to Chris and the message that came back is that he’s not ready to talk and when he is, he will reach out. So I will say to you Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable and I’m here whenever you are ready to talk.”

Smith also apologises to Rock’s mother, family, and his brother, Tony Rock, who starred in Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s 2007 sitcom “All of Us.”

“We had a fantastic friendship,” Smith says. “Tony Rock was my man, and this is very likely irreversible.”

Will Smith rushed on stage at the Oscars and hit presenter Chris Rock after he made a joke about Smith’s wife’s shaved head.

Will Smith and Chris Rock on stage at the Oscars.

Pinkett Smith suffers from alopecia, an autoimmune disorder that causes hair loss.

In his video, Smith also says no to the topic of whether his wife, after rolling her eyes at Rock’s joke, had urged him to do anything at the time.

In the post, he also apologises to her, their children, and his fellow Academy Award nominees.

Will Smith claims to have “spent the previous three months replaying and comprehending the subtlety and complexities of what happened in that moment.”

“I’m not going to try to unravel all of that right now,” he continues, “but I can tell you that there is no part of me that believes it was the correct way to behave in that time.” “No part of me believes that is the best approach to deal with feelings of contempt or offence.”

Smith continues, “It kills me to know that I didn’t live up to the idea people had of me.”

“My fundamental trauma is disappointing others,” he explains.

“I hate letting people down, so it stings.”

Smith sends a statement to his followers, claiming he is dedicated to “bringing light, love, and joy into the world.”

“If you hang in there, I swear we’ll be able to be friends again,” he says.

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Will Smith has been sanctioned by the Academy, who has barred him from attending the Oscars for the next ten years as a result of his slapping comedian Chris Rock on stage during this year’s Oscar ceremony, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences declared in a statement.

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