Apr 08, 2022
By Christine Ross
Will Smith has been banned from Oscars and other film academy events for 10 years for the slap seen around the world.
Smith slapped presenter Chris Rock onstage at Academy Awards after the comedian made a comment about Smith’s wife.
The academy’s board of governors met Friday to discuss a response to Smith’s actions and in a statement, the governors call Smith’s actions “unacceptable and harmful.”
Smith pre-emptively resigned from the academy last week during the run-up to the meeting and said he would accept any punishment the academy handed down.
The academy also apologized for its handling of the slap and allowing Smith to remain and receive his best actor Oscar for “King Richard.”