Will Smith has been banned from the Oscars for 10 years.
The ‘King Richard star’ won’t be permitted to attend the ceremony for a decade after they labelled his slap of comic Chris Rock ultimately month’s award present “unprecedented”.
In a press release launched by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday (08.04.22), the President David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson mentioned: “For this, we are sorry. This was an opportunity for us to set an example for our guests, viewers and our Academy family around the world, and we fell short — unprepared for the unprecedented.”
They praised the 57-year-old comedian for his “maintaining his composure under extraordinary circumstances” and supplied their gratitude to others for “their poise and grace during the telecast.”
Following the incident, the 53-year-old actor apologised to Chris for his conduct and resigned his membership from the Academy, regardless of simply choosing up the Best Actor gong moments after.
The assertion continued: “This action we are taking today in response to Will Smith’s behavior is a step toward a larger goal of protecting the safety of our performers and guests, and restoring trust in the Academy. We also hope this can begin a time of healing and restoration for all involved and impacted.”
Will Packer – one of many producer’s of the 2022 broadcast – confirmed that Will was requested to depart the present after he assaulted the previous ‘Everybody Hates Chris’ star however he had not needed folks to “physically remove” the star.
Will is believed to have hit the stand-up comedian after he made a joke at his spouse Jada Pinkett Smith’s expense as he made quips about her alopecia.