Richard Williams Defends Will Smith for Chris Rock Slap


Richard Williams Defends Will Smith for Chris Rock Slap

The slap heard around the world shocked the 2022 Academy Awards, however did not faze Richard Williams.

Will Smith, who received the 2022 Academy Award for his portrayal of Richard Williams within the movie “King Richard” shocked viewers members and thousands and thousands of viewers world-wide, when he walked up on stage and slapped Chris Rock throughout the face after the Brooklyn-born comic made a GI Jane joke about Smith’s spouse, actress Jada Pinkett Smith.

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Initially, Smith was seen smiling after the joke whereas his spouse rolled her eyes. Then, Smith stood up, walked on stage and slapped Rock whose palms have been behind his again.

Minutes later, the star acquired the Oscar for greatest actor and gave a tearful, meandering speech the place he spoke about “defending” his household like Richard Williams.

In a brand new interview with Good Morning Britain, 81-year-old Richard Williams, father and unique coach of Venus and Serena Wiliams, defended Will Smith saying he’ll all the time stand by the star.

“I am going to all the time stand by him,” Mr. Williams stated. “I feel he has accomplished one of the best that he wanted to do.

“However I’d by no means be disgusted with Mr. Smith. Matter of truth, I respect Mr. Smith.”

In his memoir, Black and White: The Means I See It, Richard Williams detailed rising up in a racially divided and typically violent Louisiana the place he recalled battling each the Ku Klux Klan and native authorities.

Mr. Williams stated he “did not see” something incorrect with Will Smith slapping Chris Rock in response to his remarks.

“Once I was about 51 years or youthful, I nearly killed any rattling one,” Mr. Williams stated. “So I feel Mr. Smith has accomplished an awesome deal to not.”

The weird scene detracted from what ought to have been a celebration of the Williams household’s story and the way father Richard and mom Oracene guided Venus and Serena from the cracked public courts of Compton, California to game-changing Grand Slam champions.

Will Smith has since issued a public apology on social media and video to the comic although Rock stated Smith has not personally apologized to him.