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Will Smith Stepped Out For The "Emancipation" Red Carpet After Saying He "Loses Sleep" Over The Movie Possibly Being Affected By The Oscars Slap

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 2022-12-02

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Will Smith just made his first major public appearance since the controversial Oscars incident .

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In case you forgot, Will received some major backlash for slapping Chris Rock on stage, moments after Chris made a joke about Will's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith .

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Since then, Will has been laying low and staying out of the public eye — up until last night anyway.

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Will hit the red carpet at the premiere for his new film, Emancipation, and he brought his entire family for the occasion.

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His wife, Jada, as well as his children Jaden , Willow , and Trey , stood in solidarity with the actor as he made his way down the carpet.

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Will's mother-in-law, Adrienne Banfield-Norris , even stepped out on the carpet.

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The appearance comes just a few days after Will said he "loses sleep" over the idea that his actions at the Oscars may impact the rest of the "spectacular" people who worked on Emancipation .

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"The only discomfort my heart has around that is that so many people have done spectacular work on this film," he told Entertainment Weekly . "My hope is that my team isn't penalized at all for my actions."

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Will continued, "I definitely lose a couple winks of sleep every night thinking that I could have potentially penalized my team but I'm going to do everything I can to make sure that everyone gets seen in the light that they deserve."

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But at the end of the day, Will says he "completely understands" and "absolutely respects" if people aren't ready to see him on the big screen right now.

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Emancipation premieres in select theaters on Dec. 2 and begins streaming on Apple TV+ on Dec. 9.

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Lowell Simmons
12-02

Again why are people still living off the Oscar slap. It's done and over with. Stop throwing salt on an old wound. Let it go already. Find something or someone else to talk about. I'm sick of seeing,hearing and reading about the old and tired Oscar slap. Just my opinion.

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12-02

I think I'll see the film in a theater this weekend. I'll judge the film on its own merits and let everyone live their lives and make there own choices. I'm sure glad my bad choices weren't televised for everyone not directly effected to judge. 🎭 🕊️

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Rick Hodges
12-02

Will is a very talented guy. He is also confused. His most public display ( the slap)exposed his confusion about himself as a person and reality.

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