Will Smith resigns from the Oscars after slapping Chris Rock, This is what was announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which organizes and awards the Oscars, as it stated that the American actor “Will Smith” had submitted his resignation from the Academy after the criticism he was exposed to after he slapped the actor “Chris Rock” at the Oscars last Sunday.
Will Smith resigns from the Oscars over slap
Academy President “David Rubin” stated that the Academy has accepted Will Smith’s resignation immediately, and the Academy statement stated that they will proceed with disciplinary action against Will Smith for violating the Standards of Conduct, and Further sanctions will be announced at the Academy’s next board meeting on April 18.
Will Smith had previously stated that he intends to resign from the Academy, and that he is ready to accept all the consequences that will be decided, stressing that his behavior at the Oscars cannot be justified.
The decision to accept Smith’s resignation followed a statement by the academy that it had begun disciplinary action against him for violating the academy’s standards of conduct.
The Academy statement also included an apology to actor “Chris Rock”, and said: “We apologize to Chris Rock for what he experienced at that moment and we thank him for maintaining his balance, and we apologize to our guests, viewers and the rest of the candidates for what happened.”