The Academy Bans Will Smith From Oscars For 10 Years

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Will Smith will not be allowed to participate in the Oscars and other academy’s programs and events for beating Chris Rock onstage for the next 10 years, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Friday.

“The Board has resolved that, for a period of 10 years beginning April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith may not attend any Academy events or programs, in person or virtually, including but not limited to the Academy Awards,” the academy says. president, David Rubin, and its CEO, Dawn Hudson, in a statement.

They called Smith’s actions “unacceptable and harmful” and thanked Rock for keeping his cool “under extraordinary circumstances.” Rubin and Hudson also acknowledged that they did not “adequately handle the incident” during the broadcast, saying they were “unprepared for the unprecedented”.

“This action we are taking today in response to Will Smith’s behavior is a step toward a greater goal to protect the safety of our artists and guests and restore trust in the Academy,” they said. “We also hope that this can begin a time of healing and recovery for all involved and affected.”

In a statement to BuzzFeed News from his publicist, Smith said he accepted and respected the academy’s decision.

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