Actor Will Smith slapped American comedian Chris Rock on stage at this year’s Oscars. Although he regretted the incident, Smith is being punished. He has been banned from the Oscars for 10 years. News from the BBC.
The Oscar-winning body
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, said in a statement on Saturday. It said Will Smith had behaved in an unacceptable and unhealthy manner on the stage of the 94th Oscar Awards. For this reason, the Oscar-winning actor will not be able to take part in the Oscars and other events of the academy for the next 10 years.
The decision to ban Smith would help maintain the confidence and trust of those concerned with the academy, the statement said.
The 94th Oscars were held on March 26 at the Dolby Theater in the United States. Chris Rock came on stage to present the award at one stage of the ceremony. Standing on the stage, Chris made fun of Will Smith’s wife. Jada Pinkett Smith, wife of Oscar-winning actor Will Smith, attended the ceremony with a bald head due to hair loss problems.
Looking at Will Smith’s wife, Chris says, “Jada, it’s too late for” GI Jane Two.
Who was sitting in the audience, was seen smiling at the beginning of this joke of Chris. But his wife Jada was upset. Will Smith left the seat and went to the stage and slapped Chris on the cheek. Back in his seat, Smith shouted at him, “Don’t take my wife’s name in your dirty mouth.
Smith later apologized to academy authorities and fellow artists in a statement released on social media. Smith writes, ‘Chris, I apologize publicly to you. I crossed the line, I made a mistake. What I have done is wrong and I apologize for that. I am very ashamed. Such work does not match my character.
Smith also writes that he has no difficulty in accepting jokes about his wife. But he can’t accept the joke about his wife’s physical illness. That’s why he warmed his head. But he is ashamed of what he has done. Smith said he did not support any form of violence.
Will Smith has won the Best Actor Oscar for his role as Richard Williams in “King Richard”. He received the award for his role as the father of tennis star sisters Venus and Serena Williams.