Oscar bans Will Smith for 10 years for slapping Chris Rock

Los Angeles, Apr 9 (AP) Actor Will Smith has been banned for 10 years by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts from attending the Oscars or any other Academy function for slapping host Chris Rock at the Oscar Awards ceremony. Is.

The decision was taken after a meeting of the Academy’s ‘Board of Governors’ on Smith’s action. However, at the moment it is not clear whether he will be nominated for these awards in future.

In a statement, the Academy said, “The 94th Oscar Awards ceremony was held for the many people in our community who have done an incredible job over the past year. However, Smith’s unacceptable and misbehavior spoiled those moments.”

On the other hand, Smith said on the ban, “I respect the decision of the Academy.” He resigned from the Academy only last week.

In an earlier meeting, the Academy said that Smith’s actions violated its standards of conduct, which states that “inappropriate physical contact, abusing or intimidation is against the reputation of the Academy.”

The Academy also apologized to Chris Rock.

The Rock made fun of Smith’s wife and actress Jada Pinkett Smith while presenting the Oscar for Best Feature Documentary category at the Oscar Awards ceremony held on March 27. Smith then slapped Rock on stage, one of the most shocking incidents in Oscar history.

At the ceremony, Smith was awarded the Best Actor Award for his strong performance in “King Richard”. He apologized to the Academy and the nominees at the time of receiving the award, but did not name Rock.

AP Niharika Parul


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