Will Smith resigns from the Academy of Oscars
Will Smith won the Oscar for Best Actor on March 27, 2022, for his role in the film “The Williams Method.” A few minutes earlier, he was already on the stage of the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles… for a completely different reason. Today, in the face of controversy, he has made a hard decision.
This is the stage that everyone will remember from this 94th Academy Awards, which took place on March 27, 2022 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
Exasperated by a joke about the shaved head of his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, who suffers from alopecia, Will Smith got up from his seat to slap comedian Chris Rock in a big face.
Shock in the room and on the TV screens… A few minutes later, the 53-year-old comedian received the Oscar for best actor on the same stage for his role in the film The Williams Method, by Reinaldo Marcus Green, but this victory went unnoticed in the face of the violence of his gesture.
I will accept any consequences that the Board of Directors deems appropriate.
As he announced in an official statement, relayed by AFP, Will Smith has decided to resign from the Academy of Oscars following the immense controversy surrounding his intervention. “My actions at the 94th Academy Awards were shocking, painful and inexcusable,” he wrote.
The list of those I have hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, everyone who was in the audience or at home. I am resigning as a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and will accept any consequences that the Board of Directors deems appropriate.”
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These consequences should soon become known. If Chris Rock did not wish to file a complaint, and that he has only timidly reacted since the famous slap, the Academy of the Oscars has initiated disciplinary proceedings against Will Smith.
‘I’m heartbroken’: Will Smith resigns from the Academy of Oscars after hitting Chris Rock!
The Academy’s Board of Trustees has indicated that it will meet on 18 April 2022 to decide on his case and decide on possible sanctions. “I betrayed the trust of the Academy, regrets the actor in his statement.
I have deprived other candidates and winners of the chance to celebrate their extraordinary work. I’m heartbroken.” His jaw, at least, remained intact.
Will Smith resigns from the Academy of Oscars after hitting Chris Rock!
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