Will Smith responded to a 10-year ban from the Academy after the Oscar slap
The Academy of Oscars on Friday decided that Will Smith would be banned from any event or function for up to ten years after the actor was penalized for slapping actor Chris Rock in the middle of a gala evening in late March. Had given Academy leaders wrote in a statement, "Will Smith will not be allowed to participate in any of the Academy's programs or schedules, in person or in virtually, whether it is an Oscar or not, the academy leaders wrote in a statement, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
I accept and respect the decision of the Academy.
The Academy accepted Will Smith's resignation, which he submitted last week, but did not strip him of the Best Actor Oscar he received last month for The Williams Method. "I accept and respect the academy's decision," Will Smith responded in a brief written statement.
The Academy's board of directors meeting on Friday morning, which was attended by stars such as Steven Spielberg and Whoopi Goldberg, was part of disciplinary action against the actor after he was slapped at the Oscar gala in the middle of the evening. An event "Under the shadow of Will Smith's unacceptable and harmful behavior on stage.
During our television broadcasts, we did not react properly to the situation. We are sorry for that," said Academy President David Rubin on Friday. , And it's executive director, Dawn Hudson.