American actor Will Smith, after slapping comedian Chris Rock, refused to miss the Oscars, the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday, announcing an investigation that could end with the actor being excluded from the award winners.
During the Oscars Will Smith took the stage and punched Chris Rock in the faceWho submitted the nominees for the award. Subsequently, he shouted obscene words at him – it was a reaction to a joke in appearance Jade Pinkett SmithWill Smith’s wife has been suffering from alopecia areata for many years.
The American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced, on Wednesday evening, that it has launched an investigation into the incident that took place at the Oscars. “Things went in a way we didn’t expect,” Reuters quoted the academy’s statement as saying.
“We make it clear that Mr. Smith was asked to leave the party, but he refused. We understand we could have handled the situation differently,” he added.
The Academy stated that as a result of the ongoing investigation, Will Smith was subject to suspension, expulsion or other penalties for violating its standards of conduct, “including inappropriate physical contact, abusive and threatening behavior, and violating the integrity of the Academy.” A decision in this case may be made on April 18.
Will Smith Apologizes To Chris Rock
Smith’s behavior has been officially condemned by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It also announced an official explanation of the matter and the consequences for the actor. The Los Angeles Police Department said Chris Rock refused to report the case to police.
The day after the party Will Smith apologizes to the comedian. He admitted that his behavior was “unacceptable” and “unforgivable”. Smith wrote, “I’d like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I exaggerated and erred.”
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