Will Smith Speech Lost From Oscars YouTube Channel
Will Smith Speech Lost From Oscars YouTube Channel. Actor Will Smith's Oscar speech has disappeared from the official YouTube channel of the film award.
After winning the Best Actor award for King Richard, a recording of American actor Will Smith's speech has gone missing from the Oscars YouTube channel. It is reported by Variety.
Journalists turned to the ABC television company, which broadcasts the ceremony annually, as well as to the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for comment. It is currently unknown if the disappearance of the video is related to the slap that Smith gave comedian and Oscar host Chris Rock.
On the night of March 28, Smith won the Best Actor award at the Oscars. During the event, The Rock joked unsuccessfully about the wife of a Hollywood artist, Jada Pinkett Smith. Instead, the comedian emphasized the "amazing, very short hairstyle" of Smith's wife, who suffers from alopecia (a disease leading to hair loss ). Rock compared her to the heroine of the film G.I. Jane. After that, Smith went up on stage, hit the showman in the face, and shouted at him not to dare to joke about his wife.
After the incident, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences banned Smith from their events for ten years, including the Oscars. In addition, the actor himself left the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences amid the scandal. The actor believes that he offended Rock himself, his family, as well as those present in the hall, and spectators around the world. "I betrayed the trust of the Academy. I took away the opportunity for other nominees and winners to celebrate and receive congratulations for their outstanding work. My heart is broken," Smith admitted, assuring that he was ready to accept all the consequences of his behavior.