According to a source, Will Smith is still feeling remorseful over his decision to slap Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars and has tried to make amends with the comedian, but all his attempts have been unsuccessful. The source said that he has “felt terrible for so long” for striking Rock on stage after the latter made a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.
The actor has reportedly “leaned on” his family, including sons Trey and Jaden and daughter Willow, in the aftermath of the incident.
It all has helped him look inside and mature. He is better but still remorseful,”
the source added.
Rock recently addressed the slap on his new Netflix show, Selective Outrage, and took aim at Smith and Jada’s relationship. An industry source told People that Rock
is riding high from the Netflix special” and “doesn’t give a s*** about the reaction either way. He isn’t worried.”
During his new Netflix standup special, Rock fired back at Smith’s decision to slap him on stage at the awards ceremony, making Smith and Jada the butt of his joke about her infidelity. He also took aim at Meghan Markle, saying she was “acting all dumb” for not realizing the royal family is the “OGs of racism“.