Body Language Expert Gives Strong Verdict on Will Smith’s Apology Video – Exclusive

Will Smith and Chris Rock turned the 2022 Oscars into a ceremony to remember after the comedian made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, prompting the actor to go on stage and slap Rock in the face, then yell at him from his seat . Of course, the internet did its thing, as memes were created and shared everywhere after the slap happened, according to Insiders. Now, four months later, on July 29, Smith issued a five-minute apology.

“No part of me thinks that was the right way to go in that moment,” the actor said in his apology. “I know it was confusing, I know it was shocking. But I promise you, I am deeply dedicated and committed to bringing light, love and joy into the world. And you know, if you hold on, I promise we will be friends again.”

Smith noted at the beginning of the video that he reached out to Rock, but the comedian isn’t ready to speak just yet. Celebrity apologies have become apparent in society, according to Entertainment Weekly. From ‘Glee’ star Lea Michele to ‘The Bachelorette’ star Hannah Brown, Smith is another name to add to the list. But the problem with apologies is wondering if it’s genuine or if it’s just a way to salvage a public reputation. Nicki Swift got some exclusive insights from a body language expert.

Body language expert believes Will Smith made a ‘good public apology’

Celebrities apologizing for their wrongdoing are not uncommon, and less-than-sincere apologies can happen every now and then, according to British GQ. And because there have been apologies that seem more like a way to save face, people like body language expert and public speaker Austin Iuliano can tell if an apology seems genuine or not.

“The first thing that strikes me is that this is a good public apology,” iuliano told Nicki Swift exclusively of Will Smith’s apology video. “Will owns up to the mistake from the start and doesn’t try to distract. If it’s about an apology, that’s all you can do.” The pundit went on to tell us that it seems like the actor spent time “unpacking” to understand his actions as he wants to learn from his mistake and grow from it as well as salvage his image in Hollywood. “Overall I would say this was a great apology and a very good PR move,” said iuliano.

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It seems prominent publicists would agree with iuliano. A prominent publicist told Vice that a “perfect apology for celebrities” includes what they’re apologizing for and an expression of a desire to grow from their mistake. The only downer is that the big apology came four months after the incident. Here’s hoping Smith and Rock can work things out when they’re both ready to talk about it together.