In March, Rock made a joke about Will Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, which did not go over well. So much so, Will slapped Rock across the face on stage.
“I have directly responded to the Academy’s disciplinary hearing notice, and I will fully accept any and all consequences for my conduct,” the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star said in a statement. “My actions at the 94th Academy Awards presentation were shocking, painful, and inexcusable. The list of those I have hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, all those in attendance, and global audiences at home.”