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Will Smith banned from Oscars for 10 years

Oscars have always been a remarkable and eventful occasion of all the time. Various artists from the country eye on Oscars and even wish to win won. But the 2022’s Oscars became famous for a whole together different incident. American actor Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock on stage during the Oscars 2022. The slapping of Chris Rock has cost Smith a decade of ban from Oscars.

Will Smith has been prohibited from attending the Oscars for straight up 10 years starting from 2023. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which organizes the Oscars, announced the decision on Friday. During the day, the Academy’s Board of Governors convened to discuss Will’s penalty for his behavior on the night of the award ceremony.

On 27th March, when the Oscars were held, Chris Rock was performing standup on stage. Apparently, Chris Rock made a joke about Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett on her baldness. Chris said that G.I. Jane 2 is something he’s looking forward to. Demi Moore was a soldier in the film, and her hair was shaved. This massively triggered Will Smith as Jada is suffering from a condition called Alopecia which causes hair loss, which was not known by Chris Rock.

As soon as the joke was passed Jada rolled her eyes and got super annoyed, however, Will Smith had a different reaction to the same. He got up from his seat and slapped Chris Rock on stage. Will has apologized to both the Academy and Chris Rock since the event, claiming that “his actions did not reflect the man he wants to be.” He even voluntarily quit the Academy.

Chris, on the other hand, is said to have refused to seek charges against Will after the Los Angeles Police Department notified him that he had the option. Since then, the comic has made casual references to the incident in his stand-up performance but has not given a public remark.

On March 30, the Academy launched formal disciplinary proceedings, and on April 8, the Academy published its verdict. The meeting was originally set for April 18, but Academy president David Rubin changed it to Friday after Will resigned from the Academy on April 1.

Even after the whole incident, it is still unclear whether Chris Rock was aware of Jada’s condition or not. The academy’s ban on Smith was “too little, too late,” said Dana Harris-Bridson, editor-in-chief of online entertainment journal IndieWire. The school had few options after the event, she added because Smith resigned before his expulsion. “Their moment was at the theater,” she remarked.

In a Friday statement, the academy that started the show did not sufficiently address the incident. “We apologize,” they said. “We missed an opportunity to set an example for our guests, viewers, and Academy family around the world. However, the academy later denied asking Smith to leave, and he did stay for the duration of the ceremony. The academy’s CEO and president thanked Mr. Rock for keeping his cool in tense situations.

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