Will Smith’s Resignation

Did Will Smith Resign In Disciplinary Action?

Will smith first made a public apology through social media and then decided to resign from the Academy over his indecent behavior at the 94th Academy Awards presentation.

Resignation Statement of Will Smith

Resignation Statement of Will Smith

“I am resigning from membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences”, read the statement. It was further written that Will Smith would accept any further consequences the Board deemed appropriate. His action at the award function was shocking and painful. He hurt Chris, Chris’ family and friends, and all those attendees and the global audience in their homes.

The statement read that Will Smith betrayed the trust of the Academy and deprived other nominees and winners of their opportunity to celebrate and be celebrated. Will Smith was heartbroken.

Recalling The Incident

Chris Rock, the standup comedian, mocked Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett about his medical condition. She’s suffering from alopecia and facing hair loss as a result. Smith instantly walked up to Chris and slapped him in full public view. While it soothed his anger but the Academy criticized the indecent behavior.

Will Smith’s Apology

Will Smith also tendered his apology through his Instagram post but it did little to … Read the rest

Will Smith To Face Disciplinary Action From Academy

Will Smith To Face Disciplinary Action From Academy

After Chris Rock dismissed all options of legal action against Will Smith, the Academy said it was mulling punishment including possible expulsion of Smith for his public outrage at the Oscar ceremony.

Highlights:

• Chris Rock was allowed to take legal action against Will Smith
• Los Angeles police were ready to arrest Smith
• Smith was given the best actor Oscar
• Academy could punish Smith for his behavior

What Were The Legal Options For Chris Rock?

Will Packer, the show’s producer, said that he sat with police officers and Chris Rock to discuss the legal options Rock could choose against Will Smith. The officers said that they could arrest Smith if Rock could press charges. But Chris said that he was fine. Los Angeles police officers laid all options before Chris Rock but he said no to all those options.

Would The Academy Punish Will Smith?

Would The Academy Punish Will Smith

Will Smith was awarded the best actor Oscar award soon after he slapped Chris Rock in full public view. Chris Rock, a standup comedian, mocked Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett for her hair loss. Smith couldn’t accept the joke and slapped Rock before the audience.

The Academy allowed … Read the rest