Friday, April 08, 2022

The Academy Bans Will Smith for Ten Years

Two weeks ago Will Smith stunned viewers after slapping comedian Chris Rock during the live broadcast of the Academy Awards after Chris made a joke about Jada Pinkett-Smith's bald head [click here if you missed that]. 

The Academy has handed down their ruling on Will's behavior...

Today, the Board of Governors convened a meeting to discuss how best to respond to Will Smith’s actions at the Oscars, in addition to accepting his resignation. The Board has decided, for a period of 10 years from April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith shall not be permitted to attend any Academy events or programs, in person or virtually, including but not limited to the Academy Awards.

Smith will be allowed to keep his Oscar for Best Actor.