Zoe Kravitz has regretted publicly criticizing Will Smith after the actor punched Chris Rock at the Oscars in March.

At the time, the actress posted a photo on Instagram of herself at the Vanity Fair Oscars party and wrote, “And here’s a picture of my dress at the after-awards party – where we’re apparently yelling swear words. and assaulting people on stage now.”

However, in a new interview with the Wall Street Journal, Zoe herself stated that she feels undecided “about what to say now”, as her perspective has changed, she is even afraid of saying the wrong thing.

“I think too many things about it. I wish I had handled it differently. And that’s fine. It scares me to have an opinion or say the wrong thing or make controversial statements. Most of all it scares me because art is a topic of conversation. In my opinion, that should always be the goal. The internet is the opposite of conversation. The internet is people posting stuff and getting nothing.”

When Zoe first lashed out at Will after slapping Chris at the Oscars, she received a wave of backlash online from the actor’s defenders.

Some pointed out that when Will’s son Jaden was 15 and Zoe was 25, she told Extra that he was her “date” at a red carpet event and jokingly called him “the love of my life.”

As anger against Zoe mounted online, netizens unearthed a 2013 V magazine article in which she raved about how “handsome” Jaden was at 14.

Zoe, the daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet, had just performed with Jaden and Will at a sci-fi megafest called After Earth.

“There were times when she was dating Jaden and she was like, I can’t believe I’m 14, I have to control myself,” Zoe told the magazine. “He has so much personality and so much swag, he’s much cooler than me. And he’s so handsome, he always told me: ‘when I’m older, we’ll go out together’… And I said: ‘No, that’s inappropriate, you’re 14 years old'” .

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