Will Smith resigned from the academy nearly a week after charging the stage at the academy 94th Academy Awards and beat Chris Rock. The incident was televised. Still, there are several stories about what happened after the now infamous slap. So let’s uncover what everyone claims took place.
Why did Will Smith hit Chris Rock?
Chris Rock was busy joking at the 94th Academy Awards when one of his insults didn’t land on Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. Rock said: “Jada, can’t wait GI Jane 2.” The joke refers to Pinkett Smith’s shaved head. the Conversation at the Red Table host has alopecia, a condition that causes hair loss.
After the joke, Pinkett Smith seemed annoyed, but Smith initially laughed. Moments later, he got up and calmly walked onto the stage, slapped Rock in the face, and then returned to his seat. TV audiences didn’t hear the exchange between the two afterwards because the production team cut the audio.
Smith’s behavior was so bizarre and seemingly out of character that even the live audience initially mistook the incident for a skit. Smith accepted an award a few minutes later, but the slapping incident was certainly not forgotten.
Has Will Smith Been Asked to Leave the Academy Awards?
It was originally suggested that Smith was not asked to leave the event after the slap. The show’s producer, Will Packer, performed Good morning America after the award ceremony to discuss the situation.
Packer said he advocated for Smith to stay because he thought that was what Chris Rock wanted. According to Packer, Rock, who spoke to the LAPD after the incident, declined to press charges and declined the offer to physically remove Smith from the Dolby Theater.
After the ceremony, an academy spokesman said Smith was asked to leave the theater but refused. According to a source who spoke to meeting, Smith’s rep spoke to Academy members about Smith’s departure. While Smith was approached with the proposal, he asked to stay so he could make things right. He was allowed to stay.
during his interview Good morning AmericaPacker said he hoped Smith would use his acceptance speech to apologize directly to Rock for his behavior. Smith’s decision not to directly apologize during his speech prompted a backlash. He made a public statement about the incident the following day. The academy has been criticized for allowing this to happen King Richard Actor to stay at the ceremony and accept the award for best actor.
Where does Will Smith stand now with the academy?
While events following Will Smith’s slap remain a bit hazy, what’s happening with Smith now is pretty clear. The famous actor has decided to resign from the academy. The decision came after the academy said it would launch an investigation, with disciplinary action, including expulsion, on the table.
A meeting of Board of Directors determined that Smith violated the Academy’s code of conduct. However, the board made no formal decision on possible disciplinary action. Another meeting is planned.
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https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/nearly-week-after-academy-awards-no-one-agrees-happened-after-will-smith-slap.html/ Almost a week after the Oscars, no one agrees on what happened after Will Smith was slapped in the face