Zoe Kravitz regrets brutal Will Smith dig after his tearful apology

Darcy Rafter August 17, 2022
Zoe Kravitz regrets brutal Will Smith dig after his tearful apology

Zoe Kravitz has expressed regret for her public dig at Will Smith after he slapped Chris Rock onstage at the Oscars in March.

On March 27, during the 2022 Oscars, people all over the world were gob-smacked when they watched The Fresh Prince star slap Rock on stage.

The incident sparked much controversy across social media, with many celebrities speaking out about the scenario, including Kravitz.

Just as talk of the infamous slap died down, Will released a video with a whole new apology months after it happened. It now appears Kravitz has reflected on her brutal dig at Will…

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Zoe Kravitz regrets brutal Will Smith dig

At the time of the Oscars 2022, Zoe posted an Instagram picture of herself at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party and in the caption wrote: “Here is a picture of my dress at the party after the award show – where we are apparently screaming profanities and assaulting people on stage now.”

An Instagram user took to the comments section to ask: “You don’t support him defending his wife?” Zoe replied: “Nope.” 

At the end of July, Will posted an apology video on Instagram in which he addressed his “unacceptable” actions and confirmed Chris was “not ready to talk” just yet. Following the video, it appears Kravitz may regret her dig.

In a recent interview she told the Wall Street Journal: “I’m torn about what to say right now because I’m supposed to just talk about it. I have very complicated feelings around it – I wish I had handled that differently. And that’s ok.

“It’s a scary time to have an opinion or to say the wrong thing or to make controversial art or statements or thoughts or anything. It’s mostly scary because art is about conversation. That should, in my opinion, always be the point. The internet is the opposite of conversation. The internet is people putting things out and not taking anything in.”

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Will Smith offers tearful apology at academy awards

Will slapped Chris onstage at the Oscars for making a bald joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, who had shaved her head because she suffers from alopecia. 

“Jada, I love you. GI Jane 2, can’t wait to see it,” Chris jested, in reference to the 1997 movie starring Demi Moore with a shaved head. Will was initially laughing but when Jada rolled her eyes, he realised she was upset by the teasing and stormed the stage to give Chris a slap across the face. 

Will returned to his seat and repeatedly screamed at Chris: “Keep my wife’s name out of your mouth!”

Will soon issued an apology to the comedian as he returned to the stage to collect the Best Actor award for his role in King Richard.

Following the incident, Will resigned from the Academy and has been banned from attending the Oscars for ten years. However, he is still able to win Oscars if his work meets the requirements.

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Darcy is an experienced journalist passionate about celebrity culture and entertainment. After gaining a degree in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths University she has also become a social media specialist, always keeping informed on the latest trends. With almost five years of experience in media, her expertise is analysing platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. When she's not tracking the latest trending content, she’s watching films and eating lots of chocolate.