Despite Smith apologising profusely and condemning his own actions at the 2022 Oscars, the Academy has officially given him a ten year ban, This means that he will no longer be able to attend the Oscars or any other related Academy event. This is despite winning the award for best actor for his role as Richard Williams in King Richard.
Will Smith Banned From Oscars
Prior to his ban, Smith had also resigned from his position on the board of the Academy. He said that he felt that he had “betrayed the trust of the Academy”. A source close to the Smith family now says that he fears he will be fully “cancelled”.
Several Will Smith projects have reportedly been put on hold following his actions at the 2021 Oscars. Bad Boys 4, plus other Sony and Netflix projects have apparently been put on ice.
Smith slapped Chris Rock over a joke aimed at his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith. The G.I. Jane joke seemingly mocked Pinkett-Smith’s alopecia, a condition which causes hair to fall out.
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