Will Smith suspended for 10 years from going to Hollywood parties: “I accept and I respect”

Will Smith will stay 10 years without being able to participate in events from the Hollywood Academy. It took almost two weeks for the most important entity in North American cinema to decide on the sanction to be applied to the actor of “King Richard – Beyond the Game” by the click given to Chris Rock in this year’s Oscars delivery.

In a statement quoted by the Washington Post, Will Smith responded to the suspension: “I accept and respect the decision of the Academy.”

the moment was broadcast live on television around the world Sunday evening March 27, late Monday morning in Portugal.

After a joke about the woman’s lack of hair Jada Pinkett Smiththe actor invaded the stage and slapped the presenter, sitting back down, from where he yelled at Chris Rock to stop referring to the woman, who is suffering from alopeciaa disease that causes hair loss.

At the time, due to the reactions of the participants before and after the attack and even the organization of the event, everything even seemed staged. After all, no.

This Friday, Hollywood Academy President David Rubin and Executive Director Dawn Hudson wrote a joint statement addressed to the “family,” lamenting that the March 27 ceremony celebration was “overshadowed. over there unacceptable and harmful behavior displayed by Mr. Smith on stage”.

“This decision we are making in response to Will Smith’s behavior is a step towards a larger goal of protect the safety of our artists and guestsand restore confidence in the Academy,” reads the letter from the organization’s two leaders.

The Hollywood Academy Board of Trustees met a week after Will Smith himself decided to resign from the organization.

The withdrawal was made public by the actor in a statement in which he described the moment he performed on Oscar night as “shocking, painful and inexcusable“, supposing to have” betrayed the trust of the Academy “and to have” deprived others of the opportunity to celebrate and be celebrated for their extraordinary work “.

Going back to the evening of the ceremony, Will Smith’s words end up being a little dissonant compared to the reactions he himself had during the evening, where, a few moments after the attack, he was awarded the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Williams. the father of the sisters, Serena and Venus, current world tennis stars.

Echoes of Chris Rock’s assault grabbed all the attention and completely overshadowed the night’s other winners. The snap sparked debates around the world about the limit of humor and justice to react with violenceto a joke it could be considered offensive.

For now, Will Smith’s aggressiveness broadcast live on television around the world will only cost the actor a decade-long suspension from attending events including Hollywood Academy parties.

At Risk, however, are also a slew of films starring Will Smith already in post-production, the premieres of which have been put on hold by producers, and more yet to shoot.

The actor will however have been admitted to a luxury rehabilitation clinic to learn how to better manage his stress, reports the British newspaper The Sun, which also advances the process underway for the publication of a book written by one of the lovers. of the wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, about this extramarital affair.

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