Yes, Will Smith deserves to be canceled for slapping Chris Rock for joking about his wife Jada Pinkett’s bald head at the Oscars but who knows?… he might be forgiven since he’s Will Smith and not one of those actors. US Weekly is reporting that Will Smith has fears of being fully canceled following the Chris Rock slap.
“He feels terrible and is trying not to panic, but seeing his roles put on ice has been a hugely bitter pill to swallow,” a source exclusively tells Us Weekly.
According to the insider, “His biggest fear is that he’s in the process of being fully canceled, and there’s nothing he can really do about it except sit back, suck up his punishment like a man and try to atone however he can.”
Recap of what went down at the Oscars.
Smith, 53, made headlines for his altercation with Rock, 57, at the 94th annual Academy Awards on March 27. While presenting an award, the comedian made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith appearing in G.I. Jane 2 because of her shaved head. Pinkett Smith, 50, who has alopecia, rolled her eyes before the King Richard star approached the stage and slapped Rock on camera.
“Will Smith just smacked the s—t out of me,” the South Carolina native said in uncensored footage that later appeared online. After Smith walked back to his seat, he yelled for Rock to “keep my wife’s name out your f—king mouth.”
Smith apologized the following day for the “unacceptable and inexcusable” behavior that took place at the awards show. “I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness,” he wrote via Instagram.
Will should have thought about all this before deciding to be Billy Badass for a woman who loves a dead rapper more than him.
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