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Academy Initiates “Formal Review” To Slap Will Smith, Will Decide Consequences


Oscar 2022: Chris Rock and Will Smith on stage. (Image courtesy: AFP)

Highlights

  • An investigation has begun
  • Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars
  • Will Smith won the Best Actor award

New Delhi:

After slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars and blaming him for love, Will Smith shared a more thoughtful apology than he made in his Best Actor speech. He has been widely condemned by public opinion and the attack surpassed his own Oscar win King Richard |. However, there may be a bigger reckoning for Prince Bel -Air Fresh – the Academy of Film Arts and Sciences, which awarded the Oscar, did not give this year’s Best Actor a reprieve for his bad behavior. An investigation has begun and the Academy will decide the consequences that Will Smith will face.

“We have officially begun a formal review of the incident and will explore further actions and consequences in accordance with our California By-Laws, Standards of Conduct and laws,” a statement from the Academy said, the AFP news agency reported. A brief tweet shared after the Oscar Awards from the Academy holder said it does not “forgive any form of violence.”

In a tearful speech at the Oscars yesterday, Will Smith said he hoped the Academy would invite him back to the Oscars. It’s possible that he might not – and that’s probably not the worst consequence he could face. Chris Rock, for his part, refused to file a police complaint, the Los Angeles Police Department said yesterday.

Will Smith marched onto the Oscar stage and weakened Chris Rock, who was performing, after the comedian joked about the shaved head of Will Jada Pinkett’s wife – he suffers from alopecia that causes hair loss. “Keep my wife’s name out of your f ***** g mouth,” Will shouted after returning to his seat. The altercation, which was recorded via live camera, was watched and condemned around the world.

Minutes later, Will Smith won Best Actor for his work King Richard | and delivered a rambling and emotional speech in which he apologized to the Academy and his fellow candidates. “Love will make you do crazy things,” he said. Later, he apologized to Chris Rock by name in an Instagram post, writing: “Violence in all its forms is toxic and destructive. My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and unforgivable. Jokes at my expense are part of the job , but the joke about Jada’s health condition is too heavy for me to bear and I react emotionally.I want to apologize openly to you, Chris.I’m out of line and I’m wrong.I’m ashamed and my actions don’t show the man I want. There is no place for violence in the world of love and kindness. “

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