Zoë Kravitz has publicly criticized Will Smith following his violent outburst at the Oscars on Sunday night.
On Instagram, Kravitz wrote: “here’s a picture of my dress at the show where we are apparently assaulting people on stage now.”
She then followed up the post with: “And here is a picture of my dress at the party after the award show – where we are apparently screaming profanities and assaulting people on stage now.”
Chris Rock was hosting the Oscar but got on the wrong side of the “iRobot” actor after he made a G.I. Jane joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. At first glance, Smith appeared to find the joke funny. However, after catching a glimpse of his wife’s reaction, he had an explosive change of heart.
The actor stormed onstage and slapped Rock before yelling at him to keep his wife’s name out of his “f—cking mouth.”
Smith later took to the stage to accept the Best Actor award for “King Richard.” Tearfully, he apologized for the assault.
He later penned a sincere apology to Rock.
“Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable,” Smith wrote. “Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally.”
“I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be,” he continued, which was the first time the Oscar winner directly apologized to the man he hit. “There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.”
Rock has not responded to Smith’s apology.