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Did Will Smith Personally Apologize To Chris Rock After Oscars Incident? Insider Tells All

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Apr. 26 2022, Published 8:57 a.m. ET

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Will Smith still hasn't issued Chris Rock a personal apology, a source revealed.

The Pursuit of Happyness actor, 53, has been under fire for weeks after lashing out at Rock, 57, during the 2022 Oscars Awards last month, where he got on stage and slapped the comedian across the face for cracking a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

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Smith has since issued a public apology and resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a result of the situation, but apparently he still hasn't tried to make nice with Rock personally.

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Instead, the embattled actor has seemingly been running away from his problems while vacationing in India with his family, where he is likely doing some major soul searching.

"Will's 'spiritual journey' to India for yoga and meditation seems cynical and ridiculous, given that he hasn't apologized personally to the one person he assaulted in front of millions," an insider told Page Six. "No amount of Namastes will make up for that."

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Since Smith still hasn't reached out to the comedian personally to apologize, Rock apparently isn't interested in a public apology from Smith, and he definitely won't be staging a "kiss-and-make-up" photo opportunity for the public.

As OK! reported, an insider previously spilled that "Will and his people know the best way to end this is to set up a meeting between Smith and Rock from which a picture is leaked to the press."

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"The PR theory is that if Chris can forgive Will, then we the public can too," the source added.

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"However, the big problem with that plan is getting Chris on board," the insider continued. "Why would Chris do this? What is in it for him? It's obvious what Will would gain from the meeting but how would such an event help Chris?"

"I don’t think it is an exaggeration to say that Will Smith’s future is literally in the hands of Chris Rock,” added a pal of the comedian. “Chris is a good guy and wouldn’t do anything to hurt Will, but at the same time, I’m not sure he will do anything to help. Let’s be clear, Will is responsible for what happened, it is up to Will to fix it, not Chris.”

Meanwhile, Rock hasn't yet addressed the situation publicly, aside from his comedy show in Boston shortly after the incident, where he claimed he was still "processing" what happened.

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