Will Smith, opening up about Oscars slap, tells Trevor Noah ‘damage folks damage folks’


Will Smith opened as much as Trevor Noah concerning the now-famous slap on the Oscars in March throughout an look that aired Monday night time on “The Daily Show.”

Whereas selling his forthcoming movie “Emancipation,” Smith referred to as it “a horrific night” and stated he “lost it” when he stormed the stage and slapped presenter Chris Rock.

“And I guess what I would say, you just never know what somebody is going through,” Smith stated. “I was going through something that night. Not that that justifies my behavior at all.”

Smith stated that what was most painful to him was that his actions made it “hard for other people.”

“And it’s like I understood the idea where they say hurt people hurt people,” he stated.

“That was a rage that had been bottled for a really long time,” Smith stated.

Noah identified how Smith had written in his memoir about rising up being afraid of battle and the speak present host additionally famous the unfavorable issues which were stated about Smith and his household on the web.

“It was a lot of things,” Smith stated in response. “It was the little boy that watched his father beat up his mother, you know. All of that just bubbled up in that moment.”

Smith stated who he was in that second was “not who I want to be.”

In July Smith addressed the slap and issued a public apology on social media.

The Academy has sanctioned Smith by banning him from attending the Oscars for the following 10 years.