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Will Smith Gets 10-year Oscars Ban For Slapping Chris Rock On Stage

Will Smith Gets 10-year Oscars Ban For Slapping Chris Rock On Stage

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has banned American actor Will Smith from attending the Oscars for 10 years for slapping comedian Chris Rock on stage.

Smith will also not be allowed to attend any other events hosted by the academy during that period.

The decision was made after a meeting of the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday. The academy said in a statement:

The 94th Oscars were meant to be a celebration of the many individuals in our community who did incredible work this past year; however, those moments were overshadowed by the unacceptable and harmful behaviour we saw Mr Smith exhibit on stage.

Smith walked on stage during the 94th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on March 27 and slapped Rock.

The comedian had made a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who has a shaved head, likening her to the movie character GI Jane.

In a statement on Friday after the ban was announced, Smith said he accepted and respected the Academy’s decision.

As a result, Smith will not be presenting one of the major awards at next year’s Oscars, as is the tradition for the best actor winner.

More: Al Jazeera


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21 Comments

Kugonauku 1 month ago

Zakaitwa naWill zvakanaka, he showed true love for his wife.l would have done the same if I were him.


Kugonauku 1 month ago

Zakaitwa naWill zvakanaka, he showed true love for his wife.l would have done the same if I were him


Gire 1 month ago

Isu muno muZim takuvara nenhamo Will hatina nguva iyoyo chedu kungodzvinyirirwa neZanu PF


Dickhead 1 month ago

Even Chris Rock akabhaiza kutaura that comment yemukadzi wa will Smith. Kana Uchida kuona kuti murume ane hasha tamba pamukadzi wake. Problem these people who call themselves celebrities they post their personal life pa social media ndipo ka panopinda ma comedian vosasa tese. Zvimwe zvinhu ngazvigare muhana. So bvudzi rikabva mumusoro woisa post zvinobatsirei wakakoniwa kungoisisawo sezvakaita Rooney


Maonero Anguwo 1 month ago

Will's reaction clearly demonstrated he loves his wife. I wonder kuti dai madam vako vakaitwa a joke around millions of viewers the world over wainzwa seiwo.
Will's reaction is normal in a situation of extreme provokation. Oscar or no Oscar pressure zero.


Smokin on top5 1 month ago

the now president ED said "waregeri kumurova nechibhakera ,musoro wako"
leader who promotes public violence


Simon Rock 1 month ago

A Joke is a joke its meant to be taken lightly he should have slapped him and continued to laugh asi arova munhu wake aizongoti its a joke


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😳 1 month ago

thus **** I can't seat and hear another man talking nonsense about my wife. .. Smith was supposed to teach the **** some real men's lessons.


Nyatimhenyu 1 month ago

I blame Will, why didn't he use a fist.


sgwe 1 month ago

should have banned him for 20 years. that kind of behavior is unacceptable.


Mafirakureva 1 month ago

... and is it acceptable to joke about someone's medical predicament?

1234 1 month ago

kkkkkkk yeah your right its unacceptable,,,Oscar's will always be filled with Jokes ,dirty or not it's still Entertainment

🥸 1 month ago

Chris Rock should have been given an appropriate sanction for making silly jokes. His joke was actually inflammatory and Will reacted accordingly.


Ayatollah of Toxicity 1 month ago

Chris Rock Dai aka jocker nenyaya yekuhura Kwa Jada na August, aigona kusarohwa than zveurwere


SMITH the Smasher 1 month ago

Let me go and slap him the more! That bastard busy joking about my bald wife!!!


Da Truth 1 month ago

Bigup will for standing up for what you believe in.For yo wife kick ass my boy.If it was me they were going to give me a life ban.Bravo urwere hausekwi paitoda bhutsu futi ne header woruma ruma mhinho yembwa iyo Chris igudo.


Machiavelli 1 month ago

Oscars or no Oscars, Will Smith will always be a good actor and entertainer. Secondly I laud him for standing up for his wife.

Chris Rock should not have gotten away without censure for his crude joke. You just don't crack crazy jokes at other people's misfortunes. Just desserts.

Big up Will


Shinso 1 month ago

Dont joke with other pipo's wives, unobhaudiwa pastage


Chitova 1 month ago

Chris Rock was wrong to make a joke with someone's illness


Gogodera 1 month ago

Will Smith " fun " yake

Tinmike 1 month ago

at least he gets to keep his award



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