Will Smith leaves Hollywood Academy after slapping Chris Rock

Will Smith has decided to leave the Hollywood Academy, in charge of organizing the Oscars, by describing his performance at the 94th edition of these awards as “shocking, painful and inexcusable”, the actor reported this Friday in a statement sent by his US media representation agency.

Smith takes this position two days after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that he was opening a file disciplinary action and was weighing the measures to apply to the actor.

Likewise, the Hollywood Academy then urged him to issue a written statement about his controversial slap to comedian Chris Rock at last Sunday’s Oscar gala, after he joked about the alopecia of Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith .

Oscar 2022: Will Smith slaps Chris Rock for pranking his wife

He affirms that he will accept “further consequences”

In this sense, the interpreter has responded to the request of the organization of the Oscars with a statement in which he states that he will accept “more consequences” from the Academy.

“The list of people I have harmed is long and includes Chris (Rock), his family, many of my dear and beloved friends, attendees and viewers around the world from their homes,” reads the writing of Smith, who claims to be “broken”.

In addition, the winner of the Oscar for best actor in this same edition for his work in Williams method he has referred to his fellow nominees and also to the winners this year, to those who have said having “deprived” of celebrating his “extraordinary works”.

Response from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Barely an hour after the statement, the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, David Rubin, has issued a manifesto, in which he has assured that “have received and accepted the immediate resignation” by Smith.

“We will continue to move forward with our disciplinary proceedings against Mr. Smith for the violation of the Academy’s codes of conduct,” the institution’s response concludes, whose highest body will meet on Tuesday, April 18 to agree on a final decision on this controversy.


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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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