Veteran Hollywood actor Will Smith has been banned from attending the Oscars for 10 years by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in its crackdown on Thappad. The Academy has taken action after a controversy erupted after Will Smith slapped famous American comedian and host Chris Rock at the Oscars Awards show.
Will Smith will no longer be able to attend any Oscars for the next 10 years. In fact, during the Oscar Awards show, Will Smith slapped host Chris Rock for making derogatory remarks against his wife and actress Jada Pinkett Smith. However, he apologized after the incident and said that he would accept the action taken by the academy.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President David Rubin and CEO Dan Hudson said in a statement that the 94th Oscars was a celebration of the many people who did a great job last year. But in the meantime, Will Smith’s inhuman treatment took a turn.
Chris Rock made fun of Will Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith during the 94th Academy Awards. He was ridiculed for his baldness and comedians compared him to GI Gen 2. Will Smith did not like the joke at all and went on stage and slapped Chris Rock. Will Smith recently resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and once again apologized to Chris Rock and everyone else for the incident.