Thanksgiving weekend has come and gone, and I have already forget everything that happened before me slipped into a feeding coma. These include the infamous 2022 Oscars incident in which Will Smith beaten the Daylight from Chris Rock for crafting a deeply disgusting joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. The argument was titled “Blow heard around the world.”
Aafter many a Excuse me Smith and several accountability measures – including Smith’s resignation from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – it seems like most of us have let the past rest. But Smith says he understands if Fans may still not be ready to see him On the big screen in Antoine Fuqua’s upcoming film emancipationa film based on the true story of the runaway slave known as “Whipping Peter” (played by Smith).
“I totally understand – if someone isn’t ready, I would absolutely respect that and give them their leeway in not being ready,” Smith said in one video interview with journalist Kevin McCarthy.
emancipation is Smith’s first major project since the slap, and aside from his own notoriety, Smith’s biggest concern is how his earlier actions could jeopardize the film’s success and undermine the work that went into it:
My biggest concern is for my team – Antoine has done what I believe to be the greatest work of his entire career. The people on this team have done some of the best work of their entire careers and I sincerely hope that my actions will not disadvantage my team. At this point I’m working for it.
The anticipation has been dampened somewhat by the idea that Smith’s comeback will come “too soon” after the slap emancipation but Fuqua, who directed the film, doesn’t seem overly concerned about the alleged fallout. “The film is bigger for me than this moment. Four hundred years of slavery is greater than a moment,” he said in one interview With vanity fair earlier this month. “I hope people take that view and watch the film and get carried away by the amazing performance by Will and all the really hard work that the entire crew has put in.”
Smith echoed this sentiment to McCarthy, saying, “I hope that the material — the power of the film, the timeliness of the story — I hope that the good that can be done will at least open people’s hearts to do it.” see and recognize and support the incredible artists in and around this film.”
While Smith’s apologies seem sincere, it feels a bit strange that he had to atone eternally for a poor sentencing decision — an open slap on stage —while men who have done far worse are defended and showered with forgiveness after showing little to no regrets. Just last week, famous several times Women came to Chris Brown’s defense, unsolicited, prompting everyone to forgive and forget the domestic violence he caused Rihanna in 2009-after Brown said that years ago he was done to apologize. “I consider myself a grown man,” he said. “And at the end of the day, if I go around apologizing to everyone, I’ll look like a fucking idiot.”
Meanwhile men like Woody Allen keep making films although reportedly cancelled. I’ve never heard Allen say he understands when people aren’t willing to see his films after he allegedly raped and molested underage girls. Also Roman Polanski, who is accused of raping a 13-year-old girl charge properly with his film career forward and act like nothing happened. But we will witness this continued penance for a slap, it seems, long afterwardyone stopped giving a shit.
To be clear, I condemn violence in all forms. But I also agreed Smith’s apology a while ago and wish I could swap these new ones for apologies from some other notable famous men. And meIf you mind, I’ll probably look into it Emancipation.
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