Will Smith Banned from Attending the Oscars

The Academy has released a statement saying that Will Smith has been banned from attending the Oscars or any other Academy event for 10 years following his slap at Chris Rock at the Academy Awards. Academy’s Board of Governors had this to say about the decision: “The Academy takes this incident very seriously.

We believe that a physical altercation between any two members of the Academy is unacceptable. Mr. Smith’s behavior was inappropriate and unprofessional. We hope that he will take this opportunity to learn from his mistake.”

Will Smith won his first Oscar, for best actor in a leading role, after 20 years of failing to receive the award. For his performance as Richard Williams, the father of tennis superstars Venus and Serena (played by Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton), Will Smith was nominated for an Academy Award Three times.

About the Incident

At the March 27 Academy Awards, Rock presented the best documentary prize and made jokes about several of the attendees, including Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. “Jada, I love you. ‘G.I. Jane 2,’ can’t wait to see it,” Rock said.

Jada Pinkett Smith, who has openly discussed her alopecia condition, had a closely shaved head, much like In the 1997 film, which cast Demi Moore.

Will Smith took his place in the front row and smacked Rock, stunning the comedian, audience, and television viewers at home.

After Rock made a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith’s, close-cropped hair, the actor became enraged and hit him on stage while presenting at the Academy Awards on March 27.

Due to alopecia, Jada Pinkett Smith has experienced hair loss. Rock has not spoken out about the event in great detail.

What happens After the Incident?

Less than an hour after receiving his Oscar, Smith reappeared on stage to accept it, sobbing as he apologized to the academy. He likened himself to Richard Williams, the protagonist of “King Richard,” describing him as a “fierce defender of his family.”

Later that night, at the Vanity Fair post-Oscars bash, Smith danced with his prize and his family while rapping along to his songs to celebrate his win.

Even though the incident has only been addressed publicly by Rocks once, he said at one comedy show in Boston on Tuesday, “I’m still kind of processing what happened.”

What’s Next

According to a source, Smith’s departure from the Academy does not prevent him from being nominated in the future. He is no longer a part of the Academy’s voting body, but he can still be nominated. A source with knowledge previously told CNN that Smith’s resignation does not prevent him from being nominated in the future.

Despite being prohibited from attending the Oscars, Smith may still be nominated because “the standards of conduct rules” in play today “do not apply to the recognition,” according to a source close to the Academy with direct knowledge of the regulations.

What Will Smith Do after the Incident?

Smith apologized for the event soon after it occurred on social media, stating, “I’m sorry.” Smith also contacted the show’s producer, Will Packer, and expressed his regret and embarrassment the following morning on “Good Morning America,” according to Packer.

During his interview on “GMA,” Packer stated that the Los Angeles Police Department was prepared to arrest Smith for battery, but Rock refused.

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