After Slapping Chris Rock At The Oscars, Will Smith Makes His First Public Appearance In India.


Will Smith made his first public appearance nearly a month after making headlines for slapping Chris Rock during the 94th Academy Awards.

On Saturday, April 23, Smith, 53, was photographed in Mumbai, India, taking selfies with fans.

The alum of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was photographed for the first time since the Oscars last month on Saturday. During the ceremony, the 57-year-old comedian joked that because of her shaved head, Jada Pinkett Smith, who married Ali in 1997, could appear in a G.I. Jane sequel. (The 50-year-old Marylander has been open about her alopecia and hair loss struggles.) Smith walked on stage and smacked Rock across the face, while Pinkett Smith quietly rolled her eyes at the joke.

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Before Smith, who won the coveted Leading Actor award on March 27, issued a public apology for his actions, the Grown-Ups actor declined to press charges against him.

“Violence in any form is poisonous and destructive,” Smith wrote on March 28 in a social media statement. “My actions at last night’s Academy Awards were inexcusable and unacceptable.” … Chris, I’d like to express my regret in public. I was wrong and out of line. I’m embarrassed, and my behavior did not reflect the man I aspire to be. In a world filled with love and kindness, violence has no place.”

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Smith resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the wake of the Oscars controversy, and the organization barred him from participating in any future events for a period of ten years.

Smith told Page Six in a statement earlier this month, “I accept and respect the Academy’s decision.”


While Smith and her Red Table Talk cohost have remained silent about the incident since then, she walked the red carpet for the first time since the Oscars on April 10 to celebrate the grand opening of Debbie Allen’s new dance studio.

Pinkett Smith gushed on Instagram at the time, saying, “@therealdebbieallen said to wrap it all in gold and come let the kids fill your soul.” “Congratulations, Debbie, on the launch of your Debbie Allen Dance Academy @officialdadance!” So many other legacies will be built on your shoulders. “I appreciate everything you do.”

The Matrix Resurrections actress, who is married to Jaden Smith and has two children with him, teased that the incident and its aftermath would be covered in a future episode of her Facebook Watch talk show.

“Given what has happened in the last few weeks, the Smith family has been concentrating on deep healing.” When the time comes, some of our healing discoveries will be shared at the table,” read a statement about the show’s 5th season released on Wednesday, April 20. “Until then, the table will continue to host powerful, inspiring, and healing testimonies like our incredibly impressive first guests. “Jada, thank you for coming.”