Will Smith Refused to Leave Oscars After Chris Rock Slap

Shortly thereafter Will Smith Chris Rock’s confrontation during the 2022 Oscars, the Academy requested the departure of the King Richard star.

“Mr. Smith’s actions at the 94th Oscars were a deeply shocking, traumatic event to witness in-person and on television,” the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences wrote in a Wednesday, March 30, statement via the Associated Press. “Mr. We are sorry for the events that occurred on our stage, Mr. Rock. We also thank you for your patience. We also apologize to our nominees, guests and viewers for what transpired during what should have been a celebratory event.”

The statement continued: “Things unfolded in a way we could not have anticipated. While we would like to clarify that Mr. Smith was asked to leave the ceremony and refused, we also recognize we could have handled the situation differently.”

The Saturday Night Live After making a few jokes, including one that involved a quipped, alum 57 presented an award during Sunday’s March 27 ceremony Jada pinkett SmithIt would be wonderful to have a G.I. Jane Due to her shaved hair, sequel. (Pinkett suffers from alopecia. The Maryland native, who is 50, looked at her with a sour face Madagascar Before her husband, whom they wed in 1997.

“Keep my wife’s name out your f—king mouth,” the Men in Black Actor, 53 years old, yelled after returning his seat.


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One day later, a source told Us Weekly exclusively that the Academy was debating if Smith “should be removed” immediately from the ceremony after the incident.

Following the incident, the Academy’s Board of Governors launched “disciplinary proceedings” against Smith’s conduct on Wednesday, looking into any potential “violations of the Academy’s Standards of Conduct, including inappropriate physical contact, abusive or threatening behavior, and compromising the integrity of the Academy.” Smith’s case will be heard at the April 18 board meeting in which the Academy can take any disciplinary action necessary, which could include suspension, expulsion or other sanctions.

Rock has not yet publicly addressed the incident. Bel-Air: The Fresh Prince Rock has since publicly apologised to the alum for his actions.

“Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive,” Smith wrote via Instagram on Monday, March 28. “My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. … I was out of line and I was wrong. I am ashamed of my actions and they are not indicative of the man that I want to become. In a world of love, kindness, and compassion, violence is not permitted. I would also like to apologize to the Academy, the producers of the show, all the attendees and everyone watching around the world.”

Use It has been confirmed previously that Everyone Hates Chris The creator did not file an official report with the Los Angeles Police Department.

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