Though the 2022 Oscars (slap heard around the globe) befell nearly 5 months in the past, the notorious story remains to be unfolding reside earlier than our eyes. Final month, Will Smith took to social media and made a public video apology to the comic for punching him on nationwide tv. On Wednesday, the ceremony’s producer, Will Packer, praised Mapp’s apology, saying, “I like the truth that he is been so clear about his course of. He is been very public and trustworthy and open about his regret.”

Packer can be identified for producing hit movies like Ladies journey And Suppose like a personAnd continued, “I believe he is had three many years within the enterprise of being the precise reverse of who he was in a matter of seconds, so I am pulling for him.”

In his apology video, Will revealed that he reached out to Chris Rock, however to no avail, saying, “I reached out to Chris and the message I bought again was he is not prepared to speak, when is he? So I will let you know, Chris, I apologize to you. My conduct was unacceptable, everytime you’re prepared to speak. I am right here.

Will Smith hits Chris Rock on stage throughout the 94th Annual Academy Awards on the Dolby Theater on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photograph by Nielsen Barnard/Getty Pictures)

Will Packer could have praised Smith for his apology, however Chris Rock’s brother Tony Rock had a unique response to the Recent Prince’s regret video. “Others stated I (making some huge cash since 1999) commented making an attempt to achieve notoriety. Now after mentioning the video personally, sensible individuals (only a few on social media) will notice I wasn’t only a dude. Looking. There was an actual camaraderie,” he tweeted. completed

Tony’s large brother Chris has but to publicly deal with Smith’s apology, nonetheless, he did open up concerning the Oscar slap throughout a latest reside comedy present in Atlanta. Chris joked, “Everybody’s making an attempt to be a sufferer. If everybody claims to be a sufferer, nobody will hearken to the true victims. Even Suge Smith made enjoyable of me. I went to work the following day and I had children. I’ve by no means been slapped within the face by those that say phrases harm.”

Chris has been booked and busy because the awards present occasion, together with headlining sold-out reveals with Kevin Hart and Dave Chappelle, and reveals no indicators of slowing down anytime quickly. As for Will, Slap will get a 10-year ban from all Academy-related occasions.