Actor Will Smith, who won the Oscar for Best Actor a week ago, is in an interesting jam. More than the statuette, he is famous for the slap in the face, which the actor publicly slapped on stage stand-up comedian Chris Rock after an inappropriate joke on Will’s wife Jada Pinkett-Smith. The actress is forced to shave her head because of her progressive alopecia.
Smith later cried and apologized to everyone present for breaking the main principle of the ceremony – the rejection of all violence. But this did not save him from the consequences. It became known that the celebrity was forced to leave the American Film Academy.
“I have not justified the trust of the Academy. I resign from the Academy and am ready to take any punishment that the Board of Governors deems appropriate,
– Deadline quoted Smith as saying.
He admits that with his “shocking, painful and inexcusable” act, he caused emotional harm to everyone in attendance and the audience, as well as physical harm to the host.
“I am willing to do the work to never let violence take over the mind again”,
– said, Will.
Meanwhile, it was after the emotional star’s scandalous antics that the ratings for the ceremony, slowly but surely heading toward a decline in viewer interest because of its predictability, jumped dramatically. For this reason, many believe that it was a staged action to attract the audience to the screens.