Will Smith says he’ll “settle for and respect the Academy’s choice” to ban him from the Oscars for a decade.
The ‘King Richard’ star will take his punishment from the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences with none protest after he slapped Chris Rock after he made a joke about his spouse Jada Pinkett Smith’s alopecia on the 94th Academy Awards final month.
The 53-year-old actor advised Web page Six: “I settle for and respect the Academy’s choice.”
Will – who took dwelling the Finest Actor gong on the 2022 award ceremony moments after the incident – had already apologised to the 57-year-old comedian and resigned from the business physique however immediately the implications had been prolonged.
It learn: “The 94th Oscars had been meant to be a celebration of the various people in our group who did unbelievable work this previous yr; nonetheless, these moments had been overshadowed by the unacceptable and dangerous habits we noticed Mr. Smith exhibit on stage.
“Throughout our telecast, we didn’t adequately handle the scenario within the room. For this, we’re sorry. This was a possibility for us to set an instance for our company, viewers and our Academy household around the globe, and we fell quick — unprepared for the unprecedented.”
“The Board has determined, for a interval of 10 years from April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith shall not be permitted to attend any Academy occasions or applications, in individual or just about, together with however not restricted to the Academy Awards.”