Producer Warns Audience Not to Recreate Oscars Slap

A zero tolerance policy. A producer at Monday’s 74th annual Emmy Awards joked with the audience about not rushing to the stage after the ceremony. Will Smith’s infamous behavior at the Oscars earlier this year.

“You will get your ass severely beaten,” the producer quipped before the show began, a source exclusively revealed to Us WeeklyThe notice also stated that speeches should not exceed 45 seconds. Also, note that the bar at the back was a prop.

Smith, 53 years old, walked on the stage at the prestigious awards ceremony in March and struck Chris RockAfter the comedian made a joke concerning his wife, across the face Jada Pinkett Smith. The 57 year-old Longest YardActor compared Pinkett Smith, 50, with G.I. Jane’s shaved head. The CollateralActress was diagnosed with alopecia by the FDA in 2018.

Smith’s actions led to Smith being banned from attending Academy events for the next 10 year. This was announced by the Academy in April.

“The 94th Oscars were meant to be a celebration of the many individuals in our community who did incredible work this past year; however, those moments were overshadowed by the unacceptable and harmful behavior we saw Mr. Smith exhibit on stage,” Academy President David RubinCEO Dawn HudsonIn a letter, the decision was made. “During our telecast, we did not adequately address the situation in the room. For this, we are sorry.”

After the confrontation, Bel-Air’s Fresh PrinceFor his portrayal Richard Williams, the alum won Best Actor in Leading Role. King Richard. Smith delivered an emotional speech as he accepted the award.


Will Smith strikes Chris Rock during the 94th Annual Academy Awards, March 27, 2022 in Los Angeles.
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“Oh, man. Richard Williams was a strong defender of his family. I’m being called on in my life to love people and to protect people and to be a river to my people. I know that in order to do what we do, one must be able to take abuse. You have to be able make people crazy about you. In this industry, you have to be able for people to disrespect you. And you got to smile, you got to pretend like that’s OK,” he said at the time.

The Pennsylvania native continued: “I want to apologize to the academy. I apologize to all my fellow nominees. … Thank you for this moment. Thank you, Richard and the entire Williams Family. Thank you. I hope the academy invites me back.”

Smith has since publicly apologized for the offense to Rock,57, but the two performers are still not making amends.

“I’ve reached out to Chris and the message that came back is he’s not ready to talk, and when he is, he will reach out,” the Men in BlackActor stated via Instagram in July.