Will Smith slaps Comedian Chris Rock: Will Smith Resigned From The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences
Will Smith slaps Comedian Chris Rock: Leading actor Will Smith resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday, nearly a week after he slapped comedian Chris Rock at the Oscars.
Will Smith, who won best actor for “King Richard” after a shocking onstage assault, faced disciplinary action and expulsion from the Academy.
In Will Smith’s statement, “I betrayed the trust of the Academy and deprived other winners and nominees of their opportunity to celebrate and be celebrated for their extraordinary work.” I am heartbroken. Will Smith slaps Comedian Chris Rock.
The actor said the agency is ready to accept any consequences it deems appropriate. Academy President David Rubin said Friday the group accepted the resignation and plans to move forward with its disciplinary proceedings. Will Smith slaps Comedian Chris Rock.
Smith’s resignation was reported by Variety on Friday. Smith loses voting privileges by resigning from the invitation-only organization.
“My actions at the 94th Academy Awards presentation were shocking, painful, and inexcusable,” Will Smith said. All the participants at home and the global audience.”
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) March 28, 2022
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