The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has launched an investigation into the altercation between Will Smith and Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars ceremony at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday. Condemning Smith’s actions, the organization behind the annual film awards released a statement on the matter, Variety reported.
“The Academy condemns Mr. Smith’s actions on last night’s show. We have officially begun a formal review of the incident and will explore further actions and consequences consistent with our charter, standards of conduct and California law,” a spokesperson said. for the Academy he said. Also, the Academy team is likely to meet on Wednesday night to discuss the incident.
The whole controversy erupted after comedian Rock joked about Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head at the 94th Academy Awards. The comedian said he couldn’t wait to see Pinkett Smith, who has alopecia, star in ‘GI Jane 2,’ prompting Smith to walk onstage and slap Rock in the face. Smith jumped back into his seat and yelled, “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth!”
Smith was named best actor later that night. He used his time on the podium to apologize to the Academy and his fellow nominees. He also apologized to Chris by writing a lengthy post on Instagram.
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