29 Mar 2022

Will Smith apologises, the world responds

From Afternoons, 1:50 pm on 29 March 2022

Actor Will Smith has issued a formal apology for his assault on comedian Chris Rock at yesterday's Academy Awards Ceremony.

His actions have overshadowed the event after he reacted violently to a joke Chris Rock made about Smith's wife.

RNZ World Watch editor, Perlina Lau, talks to Jesse about the apology and the worldwide reaction to what happened.

US actor Will Smith slaps US actor Chris Rock onstage during the 94th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 27, 2022.

US actor Will Smith slaps US actor Chris Rock onstage during the 94th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 27, 2022. Photo: AFP or licensors

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