Will Smith Responds To Backlash Over Acting In 'Emancipation' Following Oscars Slap

Will Smith is responding to some of the backlash he has received as he returns to the big screen for his latest film "Emancipation." During a new interview with FOX 5 DC, the 54-year-old shared what he would tell moviegoers who are hesitant to support his work following the 2022 Oscar moment where he slapped Chris Rock. "If someone is not ready, I would absolutely respect that and allow them their space to not be ready," he said.