Will Smith revealed that he was dealing with some personal issues on the controversial night when he assaulted Chris Rock. He said this at an interview on the TV show The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on November 28.
He had appeared on the show to market his new Emancipation Movie. He shed tears as he analyzed his actions and outlined the lessons he learned from that incident.
“That was a horrific night, as you can imagine,” he said. “There’s many nuances and complexities to it, but at the end of the day, I just — I lost it, you know? I guess what I would say, you just never know what somebody’s going through.
No Idea What People Are Dealing With
Will Smith added that the people in the audience were sitting next to strangers and had no idea what the next person was dealing with in their lives. They might have lost their mother, had a sick child at home, were unemployed, or discovered that their partner was unfaithful.
He further explained that he was not justifying his actions. He said that the lesson he learned from this incident is that people should be friendly to one another. He also said he knew that people who have been hurt before also hurt others.
Will Smith’s Painful Childhood
He attributed his mental state at the Oscars, to the way he used to witness his father beating his mother when he was a young boy. He also disclosed that his nine-year-old nephew asked him why he hit a man at the Oscars. The boy had stayed awake until late to see his Uncle on TV, only for him to watch the outrage.
Meanwhile, Kanye West walked out of a podcast after the person interviewing supported the Jewish people when they were conversing. Kanye was participating in the Timcast IRL podcast early this week with white supremacist Milo Yannopoulos and Nick Fuentes, who denies the holocaust.
They focused on the criticism ye experienced after his anti-semitic remarks. The two participants are part of the team handling his forthcoming presidential campaign.