Slapped at the Oscars: Serena Williams’ father apologizes to Will Smith

Serena Williams’ father, Richard, has apologized to Will Smith for making a joke about his wife’s severed head at the 2022 Oscars.

On the British TV show Good Morning Britain, Richard defended Smith and said he saw nothing wrong with what the actor had done to The Rock.

The 81-year-old asked the public to forgive Smith, adding that he had no sympathy for the comedian.

I will always support him,” Richard said. — I think he did his best, but I won’t criticize Mr. Smith.

Thank you very much Mr Smith. “I am 81 years old, but by the time I was 51, I had killed almost everyone. Smith has already done a lot.

It’s time for everyone to forgive Will Smith.” The retired tennis coach also asked AMPAS to lift Smith’s 10-year ban.

“It should last a day or a week at the most,” he added. that this incident still hurts. The comedian “says hurtful words.”

No one who says hurtful things has ever been slapped.”

They say hurtful words. People who say hurtful things are not beaten.” Smith apologized for his actions, calling them “unacceptable”.

I am deeply sorry and I try to do it in a way that is not embarrassing.”