Willard Carroll Smith II famously known as Will Smith has been banned from attending the Academy Awards for Ten Years after Slapping Comedian Chris Rock at the Academy’s 94th Academy awards
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences said that Smith’s behavior were un acceptable
“The Board has decided, for a period of 10 years from April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith shall not be permitted to attend any Academy events or programs, in person or virtually, including but not limited to the Academy Awards,” Academy President David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson said in a statement on Friday.
In a statement the actor had apologized to Chris Rock, He said that violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive. He termed his behavior “unacceptable and inexcusable”
“I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness. “ The Actor said in a statement