Academy says it ‘does no longer condone violence’ after Smith-Rock saga
March 28, 2022 | 2: 36am
The Academy of Motion Image Arts and Sciences early Monday mentioned “it does no longer condone violence” after actor Will Smith slapped Chris Rock on stage at the Oscars over the comedian’s joke about Jada Pinkett Smith.
“The Academy does no longer condone violence of any form,” the group tweeted after the event. “Tonight we’re contented to delight in an very excellent time our 94th Academy Awards winners, who deserve this moment of recognition from their chums and picture enthusiasts all over the world.”
Rock, a presenter, joked that he couldn’t wait to search out Pinkett Smith in “G.I. Jane 2,” quipping about her bald head. Mad, Smith ran onto the stage and slapped Rock in the face.
“Protect my spouse’s name out of your f–king mouth,” the actor shouted at the very much surprised comedian after returning to his seat.
After the exquisite altercation, Smith turned into as soon as awarded the Oscar for Simplest Actor for his performance in “King Richard” and gave a teary-eyed apology for the length of his acceptance speech.