Tatyana Ali, Will Smith’s co-star in will smith fresh prince of Bel-Air, breaks the quiet — ‘I have faith in him.’
It’s been more than a week since Will Smith slapped Chris Rock live on stage at the Oscars, and a slew of celebrities have weighed in on the event.
‘I’m still digesting what occurred,’ Chris Rock says of his Oscars argument with Will Smith.
Tatyana Ali, Will’s co-star on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, finally broke her silence over the weekend and used the chance to support the actor with whom she co-starred for six years.
“It took me a bit to gather my thoughts. What is right is right, what is bad is wrong, and what is love is love. “I adore #WillSmith very much,” she captioned a copy of her initial tweet, which read: “@willsmith.” @chrisrock was unjustly targeted. Period.”
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She went on to say: “What has transpired has broken my heart. I’m not sure what caused all of the commotion and uncertainty, but I know Will has a large heart. I’ve witnessed him several times do his hardest to do the right thing. I have faith in him.”
During the production of their successful TV series, which started in 1990 and lasted for six years, Tatyana and Will became fast friends.
Tatyana’s letter received a flood of responses, with many praising her for “assisting your loved ones in being responsible.”
“Respect. “I appreciate your message, very fair,” one remarked, while another added, “Holding and assisting your loved ones be responsible.””
A third has been added: “This is fantastic. He is a man with a large heart. & we’re all prone to making errors. This is a lovely statement.”
Will has issued a statement apologising to Chris and the Academy after the confrontation at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
He came out again a few days later to announce his departure from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
“I have personally reacted to the Academy’s disciplinary hearing notification, and I will completely accept any and all penalties for my behaviour,” the King Richard actor said in a statement to People.
My behaviour at the 94th Academy Awards was startling, terrible, and unforgivable. Chris, his family, many of my good friends and loved ones, all those in attendance, and worldwide audiences at home are among people I have injured. I broke the Academy’s confidence.”
He went on to say: “I took away the chance for other candidates and winners to enjoy and be recognised for their outstanding work. I’m devastated.
“I want to refocus attention on those who deserve it for their accomplishments, allowing the Academy to return to its tremendous job supporting innovation and artistry in cinema.”
Will closed his remarks by saying: “As a result, I am withdrawing from membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and will accept any future repercussions imposed by the Board. Change takes time, and I’m determined to putting in the effort necessary to guarantee that violence never again triumphs over reason.”