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Will Smith’s fan support continues to decline: poll

What a slap in the face.

A new fan poll found support for Will Smith has continued to decline in the days since the star punched Oscar presenter Chris Rock in the face during the live broadcast on ABC last month.

According to the Yahoo News/YouGov poll conducted between March 27 and April 4, nearly half of respondents — 47% — gave the best actor winner an “unfavorable” rating on Friday.

Will Smith in tears at the Oscars
Will Smith was in tears as he accepted the Best Actor award just minutes after shocking audiences by slapping Oscar host Chris Rock in the face.
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This is worse than the reaction immediately after the March 28 event, when only 37% gave the same assessment. Yahoo reports.

The flood of statements from celebrities and industrial company equally have arguable (looking at you, Janet Hubert) tended to disapprove of the 53-year-old actor’s shocking behavior, including actors-raised behavior Jim Carey, Whoopie GoldbergGolden Globes hosts Ricky Gervais and even OJ Simpson. Others took the opportunity to do so Advocate for women with alopeciasuch as Comedian Jeffrey Rosswho also suffers from hair loss.

Will Smith at the Oscars
The fate of Will Smith’s first Oscar win is at stake when the academy decides whether to annul his best actor trophy after she assaulted Chris Rock during the televised broadcast.
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Only 16% of the poll of more than 1,600 American adults believed Smith behaved appropriately.

Today fans and friends of Will and wife Jada Pinkett Smith, 50, waiting for a call from the academy that will decide if the “King Richard” actor can keep his Best Actor crown. A source said that discussions “would come to an end”.

Most fans are also undecided. The Yahoo News/YouGov poll found only 28% want his award revoked, while 22% are unsure. The rest say the Fresh Prince star is no worse than many who have taken home the Oscar statuette.

Smith already has resigned from the academy, that is he no longer has a voice at who wins the oscars.

“I have betrayed the Academy’s trust,” he shared in a statement on April 1. “I have robbed other nominees and winners of their occasion to celebrate and be celebrated for their extraordinary work. My heart is broken.”

Meanwhile, 55% of respondents are in favor of Rock, 57 – particularly well fellow comedianwho say badass jokes are part of the territory.

“It’s a very bad habit to go on stage and physically assault a comedian,” Kathy Griffin said on Twitter on the night of the event. “Now we all have to start thinking about who the next Will Smith wants to be in comedy clubs and theaters.”

https://nypost.com/2022/04/08/will-smiths-fan-support-continues-to-decline-poll/ Will Smith’s fan support continues to decline: poll

Dais Johnston

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