The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences met Friday to discuss what will happen to Will Smith after he slapped Chris Rock while on stage for this year’s Academy Awards.
In the end, they voted to ban Will from all academy events, including the Oscars, for the next 10 years.
According to DiversityIn their announcement, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said:
“The 94th Oscar was intended to celebrate the many people in our community who have done incredible things this past year; However, those moments were shrouded in unacceptable and harmful behavior that we saw Mr. Smith perform on stage. During our telecast, we did not properly address the situation in the room. For this, we are sorry. It was an opportunity for us to set an example for our guests, visitors and our academy family around the world, and we were unprepared – unprepared for the unprecedented. “
They confessed that they had confessed to the will Resignation From the academy, he added, “The board has decided that, for 10 years from April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith will not be allowed to attend any of the academy’s events or programs in person or in person, including but not limited to the Oscars.”
When it comes to Chris Rock, the academy said, “We would like to express our deep gratitude to Mr. Rock for his restraint in this extraordinary situation.”
Variety notes that although Will Smith has resigned, and has been banned from participating in any of the Academy’s telecasts for the next 10 years, this does not prevent him from being nominated or winning any awards.
As many of you know, Will Smith walked the stage during the 94th Annual Academy Awards and slapped Chris Rock during a live telecast in defense of his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, after joking about Chris Jada’s shaved head. After the tragic moment, Will won his first Oscar for his role in “King Richard”.
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TSR Staff: Jade Ashley @ Jade_Ashley94