Will Smith's apology video gets strong verdict from body language expert

During the 2022 Oscars, Will Smith slapped Chris Rock across the face after the comedian made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, causing the actor to yell at him from his seat. 

After the slap, memes were created and shared everywhere, according to Insider. The apology was issued four months later on July 29.

The actor apologized, saying he did not think it was the right thing to do at that moment. Despite the confusion and shock, I'm deeply committed to bringing light, love, and joy to the world. And if you hang on, we'll be able to be friends again."

In the video, Smith notes that he has reached out to Rock, but the comedian isn't ready to chat. Society has noticed celebrity apologies. Smith joins "Glee" star Lea Michele and "The Bachelorette" star Hannah Brown on the list. 

With apologies, it's hard to tell if they're sincere or just to save a reputation. A body language expert gave Nicki Swift some insight.

Not-so-sincere apologies aren't uncommon, according to British GQ . Body language experts and public speakers like Austin Iuliano can detect genuineness from apologies that seem more like ways to save face.

Iuliano told Nicki Swift exclusively that Will Smith's apology video is a good public apology.  As the expert continued, "Will owns up to his mistake and doesn't try to deflect.