Will Smith banned from Oscars for 10 years:- American actor, Will Smith, has been given a 10-year ban by The Academy, organizers of the Oscars Awards, for the unfortunate event that rocked the recent Oscars Awards night.
During the 94th Academy Awards Ceremony which was held on Sunday, March 27, 2022, Chris Rock made a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinett Smith. The joke didn’t go down well with Smith, and as a result, he walked up stage and slapped Chris Rock in the face.
His action was condemned by many and also hailed by others who think he did that out of love for his wife, Jada.
Though Smith apologized to Chris Rock and the Academy after the slapping incident and even resigned from the academy few days later, he got banned from attending all events of the Academy either in person or virtually. The ban came almost two weeks after the incident.
“The 94th Oscars were meant to be a celebration of the many individuals in our community who did incredible work this past year; however, those moments were overshadowed by the unacceptable and harmful behavior we saw Mr. academymith exhibit on stage,” part of the letter announcing the ban reads.
“Today, the Board of Governors convened a meeting to discuss how best to respond to Will Smith’s actions at the Oscars, in addition to accepting his resignation.” the letter continued.
“The Board has decided, for a period of 10 years from April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith shall not be permitted to attend any Academy events or programs, in person or virtually, including but not limited to the Academy Awards.” the letter stated.
After the Will Smith banned from Oscars for 10 years news came, fans of the actor have since been reacting to the Oscars’ ban on Will Smith on microblogging platform, Twitter.
Here are some reactions
Academy banned Will Smith for 10 years, but not:
— Paul Dawkins (@Paul__Dawkins) April 8, 2022
Will Smith being banned from the Oscars for 10 years is astounding. They really kept giving awards to known sexual abusers and pedophiles, but a slap is really where they’re going to start banning people.
— Natalie Dallas (@DallasasinTexas) April 8, 2022
How was Will Smith banned from the Oscars for 10 years when people like
– Harvey Weinstein
– Ryan Seacrest , Casey Affleck (sexual harassment)
– Gary Oldman (domestic abuse)
– Roman Polanski + Jared Leto (pedophilia)
attended/presented/were awarded in recent years?
— ezekiel figuero stan account (@menteclara_) April 8, 2022
I can’t believe Will Smith got banned from the Oscars for 10 years when so many abusers and predators received no punishment pic.twitter.com/lz3PyQ2mXF
— BLURAYANGEL 🦇 (@blurayangel) April 8, 2022
Will Smith got banned from Oscars gala and other Academy events for 10 years after slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars. That is how dangerous simping could be, you lose yourself, lose your dreams, lose respects, lose your career just for a woman who will live with/without you.
— Shola (@jayythedope) April 8, 2022
all types of predators, abusers, and racists continue to be invited to the oscars despite their wrongdoings but a SLAP is where they want to put their foot down???
— 𝐰𝐚𝐯𝐲𝐞𝐦𝐦𝐚. (@wavyemma) April 8, 2022
It’s funny how all the white abusers who r*ped women and children and can still kiki with their friends at the Oscar party with zero issues. https://t.co/sPCDdvhQt5
— Ultimo Wagon (@fabulousdnell) April 8, 2022
The irony in all this is most people wouldn’t have even known the Oscars happened if it wasn’t for Will Smith https://t.co/EV8Z2NbA38
— TheNCSmaster (@TheNCSmaster) April 8, 2022
So Will Smith got banned from the Oscars for 10yrs for a slap and Roman Polanski got an Oscar for raping a child.
— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) April 8, 2022