Will Smith, Opening Up About Oscars Slap, Tells Trevor Noah ‘Hurt People Hurt People’
In a recent interview with Trevor Noah on ‘The Daily Show’, Will Smith opened up about the infamous Oscars slap incident that occurred earlier this year. The incident saw Will Smith slap a Ukranian reporter who attempted to kiss him on the lips during the red carpet walk at the 94th Academy Awards ceremony. In the interview, Will Smith spoke candidly about his emotions and reactions during that moment and his subsequent reflections. Here’s what he had to say.
The “Hurt People Hurt People” Moment
When asked by Trevor Noah about what was going through his mind during the Oscars slap incident, Will Smith said that he was “deeply hurt” by the reporter’s actions. He added that the incident triggered a deep-seated anger within him that led to his physical reaction. “Hurt people hurt people” is how Will Smith summed up his emotions at that moment.
Recognizing His Flaws
Will Smith also talked about his reflections in the months since the Oscars incident. He said that he had realized that he was not perfect and was capable of making mistakes. He said that he had to “humble down” and learn to recognize his own flaws. He also acknowledged the need for empathy towards others, saying that “everyone is going through something”.
Apologizing and Moving Forward
Will Smith had previously apologized publicly for his actions at the Oscars. In the interview with Trevor Noah, he reiterated his remorse for what had happened. He said that he had reached out to the reporter to apologize and make amends. He also talked about the need to move past the incident and learn from it.
Will Smith’s interview with Trevor Noah provided an insight into his thoughts and emotions during the Oscars slap incident. It also highlighted the importance of recognizing one’s own flaws and the need for empathy towards others. By sharing his experiences and reflections, Will Smith showed that he was willing to learn and grow from his mistakes.