The Academy Speaks Out After Will Smith, Chris Rock Oscars Altercation
“Art imitates life, I look like the crazy father,” Will, who shares kids Jaden Smith and Willow Smith with Jada and son Trey Smith with ex Sheree Zampino, added. “Love will make you do crazy things.”
“Richard Williams was a fierce defender of his family,” Will noted. “In this time in my life, in this moment I am overwhelmed by what God is calling on me to do and be in this world. Making this film, I got to protect Aunjanue Ellis who is one the most strongest, most delicate people I’ve ever met. I got to protect Saniyya [Sidney] and Demi [Singleton], the two actresses that play Venus and Serena…I’m being called on in my life to love people and to protect people.”
Concluding his speech, Will told the audience that he wants to “be a vessel of love.”
Chris, who has a history with the Smiths at the Oscars, has yet to publicly address the incident.