Serena Williams broke her silence and defended the shocking moment will Smith slapped Chris Rock In the Oscars Almost a year ago.
Talking to Gail King68, on CBS Mornings, the tennis star said everyone deserves a pardon.
Serena said that she sometimes made her own mistakes and reminded viewers that “we are all imperfect and we are all human.”
“And then King Richard had that moment at the Oscars, how do you feel about that?” Gayle asked the ace athlete.
“I thought it was a great movie, and I feel like there was an incredible movie after that with Questlove overshadowing it,” Serena said.
‘We’re all imperfect and we’re all human’: Serena Williams reveals what she really thinks about Will Smith and Chris Rock being slapped at the Oscars
The tennis legend (left) and Will Smith photographed in Los Angeles in March 2022. The film, in which Smith starred and then won an Academy Award, tells the story of Serena and Venus Williams and the mentorship of their father, Richard Williams.
But I also feel like I’ve been in a situation where I’m under a lot of pressure and I’ve made a huge amount of mistakes.
“I’m the one who’s like, ‘I’ve been there, I made a mistake.'” It’s not the end of the world. “We are all imperfect and we are all human and let us be kind to one another.”
“Therefore, this is often forgotten a lot,” she finished.
King Richard is the movie that tells the story of Serena and Venus Williams and the mentorship of their father, Richard Williams.
He portrays Richard in the film.
Slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars in March last year made international headlines.
Chris, who was hosting the show, joked that Will’s wife Jada looks like “GI Jane” because of her bald head.
She had recently revealed that she was suffering from hair loss.
Showbiz world shocked! Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars in March last year
He won Best Actor for his role in King Richard that night, but he didn’t specifically apologize to Chris.
Will stormed the stage and slapped Rock after anger: “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth.”
He went on to win Best Actor for his role in King Richard That Night, but he didn’t specifically apologize to Chris.
After the accident, Will was seen partying with his family at last night’s Vanity Fair Oscar Bash, dancing to his own song Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It while the crowd cheered him on.
Will has since been banned from the Academy Awards for 10 years for slapping comedian Chris, but will be allowed to keep his award for best actor.
However, a few days later he apologized in an official statement saying his behavior was “unacceptable and unforgivable” and left him “embarrassed”.
“Violence in all its forms is toxic and destructive,” he wrote.
However, a few days later he apologized in an official statement, saying his behavior was “unacceptable and unforgivable” and leaving him “embarrassed”.
My behavior at the Oscars last night was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are part of the job, but the jokes about Jada’s medical condition were just too much for me to handle and she reacted emotionally.
I want to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I feel embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I wanted to be. There is no place for violence in the world of love and kindness.
In November last year, Will spoke to Trevor Noah about the accident and He said there was “anger” inside of him that night at the Oscars.
He also added that when he got home after the party, his nine-year-old nephew was waiting and saw the slap, asking him, “Why did you hit that guy, Uncle Will?”
Struggles: In December 2021, she shared how she was struggling with hair loss and encouraged her Instagram followers to ask questions
Then he pulled out his handkerchief and looked at Noah, joking, “Shit. Why would you try Oprah for me?”
He added, “It was a mess, you know.” I don’t want to overdo it to give people more misunderstanding.
After discussing his new movie, Noah jokes that they haven’t seen him in a while, with Will beginning to open up about what he said was “an awful night, as you can imagine”.
There are many nuances and intricacies in it. But at the end of the day, I just… I lost it, you know? I will confess.
I was going through something that night, you know? This does not excuse my behavior at all…” he admitted.
There were a lot of things. It was the little boy who watched his father hit his mother, you know? It all appeared in that moment. He said: This is not what I want to be.
she is gone. That was an outrage that was bottled up for a really long time,” Will said.
Emotional: In November of last year, Will spoke to Trevor Noah about the incident and said there was ‘anger’ inside him that night at the Oscars