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.
I hope People see the consequences of what you say. Yes, you have free speech to express your thoughts and ideals but EXPECT action like that everytime.
Even now I personally think that was deserved slap but I guess will smith should at least give a warning first so chris rock so he have chance to apologize so it don't escalate like that. But regret always come late as the same happen to me before, because in high emotional state we usually cannot think clearly.