Serena Williams’ dad Richard defends Will Smith over Oscars slap: ‘It’s time for everyone to forgive’
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Richard Williams has spoken out on the controversy (Picture: Getty / Reuters)

Richard Williams believes it’s time for everyone to ‘forgive’ Will Smith following the infamous incident at the Oscars 2022.

The Hancock actor, who for playing Serena and ’ father in the film King Richard, stormed the stage and hit comedian Chris Rock after he made a joke about his wife ’s hair.

Since then, Will, 54, has gradually picked up the pieces of his career and tarnished reputation and to his former Fresh Prince co-star.

During Monday’s Good Morning Britain, Richard, 81, showed his support for the Hitch star after previously saying he didn’t

‘I think he has done the best thing he needed to do, but I would never be disgusted with Mr Smith. Matter of fact, I appreciate Mr Smith,’ he said.

When asked how he felt about Chris, he added: ‘I don’t feel sorry for no one’ before insisting ‘it’s time for everyone to forgive Will Smith.’

Will Smith won the best actor Oscar (Picture: AP)
Serena Williams also reflected on King Richard and Will Smith’s Oscars drama (Picture: AP)

Tennis legend during last year’s ceremony.

‘I thought it was such an incredible film, and I feel that there was an incredible film after that with Questlove that was overshadowed,’ Serena replied.

The infamous moment had Hollywood talking (Picture: Getty Images)

‘But I also feel that I have been in a position where I’ve been under a lot of pressure and I’ve made a tremendous amount of mistakes.’

Richard’s interview comes days after comedian Chris, 58, during his Netflix special Chris Rock: Selective Outrage, which was the company’s first foray into live streaming.

He said: ‘You all know what happened to me, getting smacked by Suge Smith. Everybody knows. Yes it happened, I got smacked like a year ago.

‘People were like, did it hurt? It still hurts. I got Summertime ringing in my ears. But I’m not a victim baby, you’ll never see me on Oprah crying. You will never see it. Never going to happen.’

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV1 and ITVX.