Will Smith resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after a huge reaction that came out of him the unfortunate slap of Chris Rock.
Smith has already been threatened with expulsion from the Academy after an investigation was launched into Sunday’s incident at the Academy Awards, in which he took the stage and hit Rocco, who had just joked about his wife – Jada Pinkett Smith – and her diagnosis. alopecia.
A statement issued Friday afternoon said:
I responded directly to the Academy’s notice of disciplinary hearing, and I fully accept any consequences for my behavior. My actions at the 94th Academy Awards were shocking, painful and unforgivable. The list of those I offended is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, everyone present and the global audience at home.
I betrayed the trust of the Academy. I deprived other nominees and winners of the opportunity to celebrate and be honored for their extraordinary work. I have a broken heart. I want to draw attention to those who deserve attention for their achievements, and allow the Academy to return to the incredible work it does to support creativity and artistry in cinema. Therefore, I leave the membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and accept any subsequent consequences that the Council deems necessary. Change takes time, and I am committed to ensuring that I never again allow violence to overwhelm the mind. ”
The academy confirmed the resignation immediately after Smith’s statement was published. David Rubin, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, also released a release Friday afternoon saying:
“We have received and accepted the immediate resignation of Mr. Will Smith of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. We will continue our disciplinary action against Mr. Smith for violating the Academy’s standards of conduct until the next scheduled board meeting on April 18.”
This step takes place a few days after the Academy announced that disciplinary hearings were ongoing, and that a vote to suspend or expel Smith will take place in April. Previous members threatened with expulsion from the Academy were Roman Polanski, Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein.
Smith brought Roc public apologies Monday afternoon, saying his behavior was “inappropriate.”
Several quarrels were launched as a result of the quarrel, and the Los Angeles Police Department even said in detail that the officers were behind the scenes prepared for Smith’s arrest, although Rock denied the charges.
It was not immediately clear whether Smith would be able to retain his Oscar for Best Actor, which he had just won for his role in the film “King Richard” at the awards ceremony on Sunday. Neither Polanski nor Weinstein were recalled after their expulsion.
Various reports have also been made claiming that Smith was asked to leave the ceremony after the slap occurred, but he refused their requests; yet other sources reported in detail that he was in fact encouraged to stay instead of being thrown out.
The 53-year-old actor collided an incredible reaction to his actionswith reactions from Amy Schumer and Rob Rainer to Katie Griffin and Tiffany Hadish.
The incident originally unfolded when Chris Rock took the stage to present the award at Sunday’s ceremony. He joked at the expense of Pinkett Smith, who suffers from alopecia, suggesting that it would be a stellar sequel to the 1997 film “J.I. Jane, ”and joked that she couldn’t wait to see him.
Smith, who at first seemed to laugh at the joke, then took the stage and punched Chris Rock in the face before returning to his seat.
You could hear Rock say, “Will Smith just slapped me,” before Smith shouted several times, “Don’t say my wife’s name.”
The 57-year-old Rock has not yet made an official statement about the incident, however he has briefly said about the slap at a comedy show in Boston on Wednesdaywhere he was quoted as saying, “I don’t have a bunch of bullshit about what happened, so when you come to listen to this, I have a whole show that I wrote earlier … this weekend. And I’m I’m still working on what it happened. “
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