The movement image academy has banned Will Smith from all academy occasions for 10 years following his slap of Chris Rock at this 12 months’s Oscars.
The determination was made Friday at a gathering of the academy’s Board of Governors to debate a response. Though Smith is banned from attending the ceremonies, he’s nonetheless eligible for awards and nominations.
The academy in a press release known as Smith’s actions “unacceptable and harmful.”
Smith pre-emptively resigned from the academy final week and stated he would settle for any punishment the academy handed down.
Here’s how persons are reacting to the information:
Many spoke up about how others within the business accused or convicted of sexual abuse are nonetheless allowed on the Oscars, or the way it took years to ban members reminiscent of Roman Polanski and Bill Cosby, however it solely took 12 days to ban Smith.
Others joked that simply being banned from attending ceremonies doesn’t appear very similar to a punishment.
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