Will Smith's 'Emancipation' role taught him lesson post-slap


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Smith said his character taught him a lesson in overcoming adversity after he faced condemnation, memes and a 10-year Oscars attendance ban. 

As how the article is written Smith is not showing any remorse for what he did, if anything he is playing the victim for the "adversity" he has to endure.

Fuqua knows Smith made a mistake, but he hopes audiences can move past it.

Since Will Smith is focusing only on how bad he has it instead of his flaws this seems like something he is making more difficult for the audiences. Specially because Emancipation was finished long before the Oscars, so Smith had already learned from making the movie when he Slapped Rock.

So my greatest wish, and I guess I can talk about my greatest fear, is that my team would be penalized for my actions.

Apparently the fear is not so great to make him show he regrets his actions with actual sacrifices (like returning his Oscar for example). Compared to that the possibility that other people work may suffer seems less important.

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Spin doctors in overdrive for this guy!

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What Will Smith did was wrong ,and not be acceptable,you have a President of the United States,that has been accused of sexual assault,and other criminal activities,

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