Oscars producer REACTS to Will Smith's public apology after slapping Chris Rock: He's being so transparent

After Will Smith apologized publically to Chris Rock, Oscars producer Will Packer is siding with the actor.

Updated on Aug 16, 2022 02:24 PM IST  |  39.4K
Oscars 2022 producer gives his take on the WIll Smith and Chris Rock altercation.
Oscars 2022 producer gives his take on the WIll Smith and Chris Rock altercation.

Following his public apology to Chris Rock, his family and the industry, Will Smith is getting support from Oscars producer Will Packer. Last month, Will Smith took to his YouTube channel and uploaded a formal apology to Chris Rock whom the actor had slapped on stage on live Tv. The outburst was initially a reaction to Rock's joke about Jada Pinkett Smith's alopecia.

In a recent chat with ET, via People, the 2022 Academy Awards producer shared his thoughts on Smith's apology to Rock after their altercation. Packer seemed to be siding with Smith as he told the outlet, "I love the fact that he's being so transparent about his process." Packer went on to add, "He is being very public and honest and open about his remorse. Clearly, he is going through his own personal rehabilitation"

Packer went on to showcase his trust in Smith, "I think that he's got three decades in this business of being somebody that is the exact opposite of who he was in those few seconds, and so I'm pulling for him." He then added, "I’m wishing you the best, brother." While Packer did not reveal if he had had any contact with either of the two parties after the infamous slap, he was stern about being on both their sides, "I would just say I love both of those brothers and I’m pulling for them." 

As for the year's Oscars, Packer believes it was a sure-shot win as they wanted to make history by having all-female hosts as they appointed the talented Wanda Sykes, Regina Hall and Amy Schumer.

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