Academy Reacts To Will Smith’s ‘Slap Controversy’ With Chris Rock, Says, “He Was Asked To Leave The Ceremony & Refused”

The Academy’s reaction to Will Smith’s ‘slap brawl’ with Chris Rock (Photo Credits – Academy/Facebook)

Not long ago, Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock after he cracked a joke on the actor’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith. Now the internet is divided into two and is reacting to the ‘slap controversy’ on the same. On the new development, the Academy Awards now reacted to Will slapping Chris at the awards ceremony and revealed that he was asked to leave but he refused. Scroll down to read the scoop.

Later Appetite The video of Chris slapping Chris at Oscar 2022 went viral on social media and people across the world reacted to it. for the formless, Chris Made fun of Jada’s hairstyle “Jada, I love you. GI Gen 2 – Can’t wait to see this,” while presenting an award at Oscars 2022. Pinkett suffers from a hair condition called ‘alopecia’ and the joke didn’t go down well with Will, who turned to the comedian and slapped him.

Will Smith’s actions did not go down well with netizens who questioned the academy for slapping Chris Rock even after he was allowed to sit in the front row. Now the Academy has issued a shocking disclosure about this incident by issuing an official statement.

The academy’s official statement said, “Things turned out in a way that we could not have imagined. While we would like to clarify that Mr Smith was asked to leave the ceremony and declined, we also believe that we could have handled the situation differently, as reported by The Hindu.

The Academy’s board of governors met on Wednesday to discuss Will Smith and Chris Rock’s “slap controversy” and to initiate disciplinary proceedings against Smith for violating the group’s standards of conduct.

The statement further read, “Mr. Smith’s actions at the 94th Oscars were a deeply shocking, traumatic event to watch in person and on television. Mr. Rock, we apologize for what you experienced on our stage.” And thank you for your resilience in that moment. We apologize to our nominees, guests and audience for what happened during a celebratory event.”

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