The co-hosts of “The View” had a change of heart after seeing Will Smith apologize again for the infamous Oscar slap on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.”
Several co-hosts felt that Smith has dealt with more than enough punishment and criticism. On the episode of “The View,” Joy Behar shared, “Well, he posted a six-minute long video on YouTube apologizing to Chris Rock … He’s resigned from the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences, he’s banned from the events for the next 10 years.” She added, “I mean, it’s not like he did something so horrible, like had Thanksgiving with Trump.” Behar’s fellow co-hosts agreed with her statement, but maybe not to that extremity. Sunny Hostin said, “Like Joy said, he’s definitely apologized over and over again … So when is enough enough?” The scrutiny following the incident had individuals wanting nothing to do with Smith.
“The View” co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin believes that many view Smith as this nice guy who starred in the famous ’90s sitcom, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” She explained, “We have these expectations of celebrities we want them to live up to. It’s not fair; they’re humans, he’s going to go through struggles just like anyone.” While Farah Griffin does believe the apology should have come sooner, she does think “audiences can forgive him.” The co-host said, “There are certain things that are unforgivable … I don’t think this was.”