Will Smith banned from the American Film Academy Awards for ten years mentioned and Reuters. The actor received this punishment for slapping anchor Chris Rock on stage at his last Oscar after he made a tasteless joke about his wife, Jade Pinkett Smith.
“At the 94th Academy Awards, we celebrated a number of people who have done an amazing job over the past year. However, these moments were overshadowed by the unacceptable and harmful behavior Mr. Smith witnessed on stage,” commented David Rubin, President of the Academy of Film Studies and cinema and Dawn Hudson, CEO of the Academy.
Smith also responded briefly in his statement: “I accept and respect the Academy’s decision.” The actor also left the Academy on April 1 and issued a statement apologizing to the rock and Oscar producers, nominees, and spectators.
Not only did Smith fail with his academic membership and celebratory attendance, but Netflix and Sony also suspended their joint ventures with him for a slap in the face (or, as our fellow martial arts colleague called him: kitty).
Read more about the scandalous event here, but the bottom line is that Chris Rock joked that Jade Pinkett Smith, who was coming to the party almost bald, could appear on GI Jane 2. But Will Smith’s wife doesn’t go bald voluntarily, but because of illness, he’s taken The joke got to the actor’s heart, and he went up on stage, slapped Rock, sat up and yelled, “Don’t take my wife’s name on your fucking mouth.” He later earned an Oscar for his role in King Richard.
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