Will Smith resigns from Academy after Chris Rock slap, backlash. The best-actor winner, who took home the statue for his role in "King Richard," apologized Friday saying in a statement he wants to “put the focus back on those who deserve attention for their achievements.” Source 5a.
Will Smith addresses Chris Rock Oscars slap in first on-camera apology: 'My behavior was unacceptable'. In a nearly six-minute video, Smith said he was "Remorseful" for his behavior at the Oscars this March, apologizing to Rock and his family for slapping the comedian onstage over a joke made about Jada Pinkett Smith's hair. Source 4i.