Will Smith banned from the Oscars for 10 years

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  • Will Smith has been banned from attending the Oscars for ten years, the Academy announced.
  • Smith’s ban comes after the actor slammed Chris Rock onstage at the Oscars ceremony on March 27.
  • Smith’s representatives did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

Will Smith will not be allowed to attend any Academy events or programs for the next decade, including the Oscars, for slamming Chris Rock into the air at the 94th Academy Awards.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Friday that Smith will be barred from attending “all Academy events or programs, in-person or virtual, including but not limited to the Academy Awards.”

In the statement, the Academy said the sentence is “a step toward a greater goal of protecting the safety of our performers and guests and restoring trust in the Academy.”

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Smith will be able to keep the Oscar he was awarded at the 2022 ceremony, and will “continue to be eligible for future Oscar nominations and wins.”

“I accept and respect the Academy’s decision,” the actor said in a statement to CNN about his Oscar ban.

Smith’s representatives did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.

Academy decision comes after Smith slapped Rock at Oscars

Will Smith Oscars 2022

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Smith’s suspension comes after the star of “Men in Black” hit Oscar host Chris Rock on live television.

The incident took place during the March 27 broadcast of the prestigious awards ceremony. While Rock presented the Best Documentary Award, he made a few jokes before announcing the winner — one of them referring to Pinkett Smith and her bald head, which Pinkett Smith has said is due to hair loss from the autoimmune disease alopecia. .

Moments later, Smith walked onto the stage and punched Rock in the face. Smith then walked back to his seat next to his wife and yelled to a surprised Rock, “Keep my wife’s name out of your damn mouth!”

The “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star won the Best Actor award shortly after (for his performance in “King Richard”) and apologized to the Academy during his acceptance speech.

Smith later issued a formal apology to Rock on Instagram, saying his behavior was “discordant”. The actor also resigned from the Academy amid the fallout, prompting the Academy to launch a formal investigation into the incident.

Rock, for his part, has said he is “still processing what happened”.

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