LOS ANGELES (AP) — The movement image academy on Friday banned Will Smith from attending the Oscars or every other academy occasion for 10 years following his slap of Chris Rock on the Academy Awards.
The transfer comes after a gathering of the academy’s Board of Governors to debate a response to Smith’s actions.
The academy in an announcement referred to as Smith’s actions “unacceptable and harmful.”
Smith pre-emptively resigned from the academy final week in the course of the run-up to the assembly and mentioned he would settle for any punishment the academy handed down.
“I accept and respect the Academy’s decision,” Smith mentioned in an announcement.
The academy additionally apologized for its dealing with of the state of affairs and permitting Smith to remain and settle for his greatest actor award.
“During our telecast, we did not adequately address the situation in the room. For this, we are sorry,” the academy mentioned. “This was an opportunity for us to set an example for our guests, viewers, and our Academy family around the world, and we fell short — unprepared for the unprecedented. ”