Zoë Kravitz regrets the way she called out Will Smith’s Oscar slap: ‘It’s a scary time to have an opinion’

Zoë Kravitz has expressed regret at how she slammed Will Smith for beating Chris Rock at this year’s Oscars.

After the infamous slap, The Batman Star posted an Instagram photo of herself on the red carpet, alongside the caption, “Here’s a picture of my dress at the show where we seem to be attacking people on stage now.”

A commenter at the time asked if Kravitz supported Smith in defending his wife after Rock made a joke about her hair. The 33-year-old actor responded with a single word, “No.”

In a new interview with The Wall Street JournalKravitz took a moment to comment on her earlier reaction.

“I’m torn about what to say now because I’m just supposed to talk about this; I have very complicated feelings about it,” she said. “I wish I had handled it differently. And that’s okay.”

Kravitz’s post sparked an immediate backlash from Smith supporters. She deleted the photo soon after.

“It’s a scary time to have an opinion or say the wrong thing or make controversial art or statements or thoughts or anything,” she said.

Zoe Kravitz and Robert Pattinson in The Batman

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However, she added that the moment reminded her that she is an artist. “Being an artist doesn’t mean everyone loves you or everyone thinks you’re hot. It’s about expressing something that hopefully will start a conversation or inspire people or make them feel seen,” she said.

“I think I’m at a point right now where I don’t want to express myself through a caption or a tweet. I want to express myself through art.”

In a YouTube video posted in late July, Smith answered fan questions about the March fiasco and denied that his wife, Pinkett Smith, asked him to act on her behalf.

Elsewhere in the video, Smith elaborated on why he didn’t apologize to Rock shortly after the incident while he was on stage receiving his first Best Actor Oscar.

Read a full transcript of Will Smith’s video apology here.

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