Will Smith pulled off the slap saw around the world after Chris Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s baldness. Now the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have finally reached a conclusion for Will Smith for slapping Chris Rock on stage.

After Will hit Chris Rock in the face on stage at the 2022 Oscars, The Academy has decided that Will cannot attend any events hosted by The Academy, including the Oscars, for the next 10 years.

CEO Dawn Hudson and AMPAS President David Rubin have said in a statement, “The Board has decided, for a period of 10 years from April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith shall not be permitted to attend any Academy events or programs, in person or virtually, including but not limited to the Academy Awards.”

At the 2022 Oscars, Chris Rock made a joke about Will Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith’s baldness not knowing that she is suffering from alopecia. He said referring to G.I. Jane, “Jada, can’t wait for G.I. Jane 2!”

Will did smile at first but moments later went up on stage and slapped him. Once he went back to his seat, Will also said, “Keep my wife’s name out your f***ing mouth.”

Will won the Oscar for Best Actor following the on-air incident. He initially apologized to The Academy and his fellow nominees for what he did but did not apologize to Chris. He said in his speech, “Art imitates life. I look like the crazy father just like they said about Richard Williams. Love will make you do crazy things,”

But the day after the Oscars, the Academy announced that they were doing a ‘formal review’ into the altercation, Will issued a public apology, but that was not enough. This is a stiff penalty, for sure.

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Sanchari Ghosh

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