Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith Reportedly Set to Take Slap Fiasco to ‘Red Table Talk’
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are headed back to the Red Table. According to Radar Online, Will has declined invites to Good Morning America and The Today Show to pull up to his wife’s Facebook Watch show.
Will reportedly skipped the line of reporters after his Oscar win and sidestepped the reporters at after-parties. The episode is believed to be the “best platform” for the conversation and will record as early as this week.
Late Monday, Will Smith released an apology to Chris Rock on Instagram following his viral slap against the comedian on Sunday night.
“Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally,” Smith wrote. “I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.”
He added, “I would also like to apologize to the Academy, the producers of the show, all the attendees and everyone watching around the world. I would like to apologize to the Williams Family and my King Richard Family. I deeply regret that my behavior has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us. I am a work in progress.”
The apology followed one Smith issued during his acceptance speech at the Oscars. That one did not mention Chris Rock.