Will Smith spoke out after the Academy decision

Yesterday, the Academy made a decision that the actor cannot attend any event organized by the Academy for the next 10 years, not even the Oscar award.

Apr 9, 2022 - 10:42
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Will Smith spoke out after the Academy decision

Yesterday, the Academy made a decision that the actor cannot attend any event organized by the Academy for the next 10 years, not even the Oscar award.

The Academy of Film Arts and Sciences made a decision yesterday on sanctions against actor Will Smith after he created a scandal of epic proportions. Namely, he slapped the presenter, comedian Chris Rock, at the Oscars on March 27, and because of this reckless move, the actor will be banned from the prestigious award for 10 years.

The Academy has also decided that the actor cannot attend any of the events organized by the Academy for the next 10 years.

The actor has now spoken out and briefly commented on the decision of the members of the Academy, which many eagerly awaited. “I accept and respect their decision” - said the actor.

Let us remind you, the official announcement of the Academy of Film Arts and Sciences reads: “The Board has decided that from April 8, 2022, Smith will not be allowed to attend any academic events or programs for a full decade, live or virtually, including the Oscars.”

“This action we are taking today is a response to the behavior of Will Smith and it is a step towards the goal of protecting the safety of our performers and guests and restoring trust in the Academy. We also hope that this can start the recovery time for all those involved and affected - it is stated in the announcement.

For all these years, the Academy has expelled only three people: Harvey Weinstein, director Roman Polanski, and Bill Cosby, but they were allowed to keep the Oscars, and the only statue taken away was for the film "The Young Americans", due to premature publication.

Recall, Will Smith made a scandal when he slapped Chris Rock after the comedian made a joke about his wife Jada. Jada has been battling alopecia for years now, and that is the reason she is bald.