Watch here: Will Smith punches Chris Rock in the face at the Oscars
50 Cent is one of the first celebrities to talk about the academy’s decision. The Board of Directors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences met Friday to consider imposing sanctions on Will Smith after the actor punched Chris Rock at the Academy Awards on March 27. Meanwhile, the verdict has already been announced. Will Smith will not be allowed to attend the Oscars for the next 10 years. “The Board of Directors has determined that for a period of 10 years beginning April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith may not attend any academic events or programs, in person or virtually, including but not limited to the Academy Awards,” said Academy President David Robin and CEO Dawn Hudson. In a statement.
Meanwhile, Curtis Jackson, 50 Cent’s real name, responded on Twitter. It seems clear that “this is really very strict”. “So he can’t go back until he’s 63?” The American rapper wasn’t the only celebrity to respond to the news. Meanwhile, comedian Ricky Gervais made his voice heard. He joked on social media about the academy’s decision. It seemed there, “provided that good behavior they might keep for six years”. In addition, Piers Morgan also responded to the ruling. “The decision comes 12 days after he punched Chris Rock. That same academy took 40 years to expel Roman Polanski after he was convicted of raping a minor.”
Will Smith himself notes that he is at peace with his Oscar ban. Smith made a quick and brief statement about his ban from the Academy Awards for the next 10 years: “I accept and respect the Academy’s decision,” the actor said in a statement to CNN.
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