On-screen character Will Smith has posted an enthusiastic modern statement of regret for slapping Chris Shake at the Oscars prior to this year, uncovering in a long video clip that he has come to out to the comedian who was not, however, “prepared to talk.”

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Smith – who went on to win the leading performing artist grant – walked on to organize and hit Shake for making a joke almost his spouse, in an occurrence that dominated the Walk ceremony, being broadcast live around the world.

Will Smith Words:

“Chris, I apologise to you. My behaviour was unacceptable. And I’m here, whenever you’re ready to talk,” Smith reiterated said in the nearly six-minute video, in which he also answered fans’ questions about the shocking moment that has tarnished his public image.

Smith previously made a public apology shortly after the incident and was banned from attending the Oscars for the next 10 years after the slap.

The 53-year-old also resigned his membership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – although the organisation did not revoke his best actor award for King Richard.

In the video posted to social media Friday, Smith said his wife, actor Jada Pinkett Smith, who was seated next to him and grimaced as Rock joked about her, said nothing to prompt his attack.

“I made a choice on my own,” he said, also apologising to Pinkett-Smith and the couple’s children “for the heat that I brought on all of us.”

No portion of me considers that’s the ideal way to handle a feeling of disregard or insuperability,” says the New Sovereign of Bel-Air on-screen character, who at one point in the video shows up to be battling tears.

Rock tended to the slap prior this month amid a stand-up set in Modern Shirt, Us Week after week has reported. “Anyone who says words harmed has never been punched within the confront,” he supposedly kidded, sometime recently including “I’m not a casualty… I do not go to the clinic for a papercut.”