Tatyana Ali Says Will Smith Was Wrong For Slapping Chris Rock; Says Her “Heart Aches”

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Former “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star Tatyana Ali said Will Smith was wrong for slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars and revealed her “heart aches” over the controversy!

Tatyana Ali’s “heart aches” over her The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air co-star Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars.

The 43-year-old, who played Will’s onscreen cousin Ashley Banks on the TV sitcom, told her Twitter followers that she believes in her co-star, although Chris Rock did not “deserve to be hit” for making a joke about Will’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith on March 27th.

“I love #WillSmith very much. @chrisrock didn’t deserve to be hit. Period,” she wrote. “My heart aches for what has happened. I don’t know what caused that chaos & confusion, but I do know that Will has a big heart. I’ve seen him many times try his best to do what is right. I believe in him.”

Tatyana and Will Smith starred alongside each other in all six seasons of the TV show between 1990 and 1996.

The Best Actor winner apologized for his “inexcusable and unacceptable” behavior on Instagram the day after the Academy Awards and again in a statement on Friday. He announced his resignation from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The Academy is conducting a review of the incident and is considering what disciplinary action to take against the actor.