There is no doubt that his resounding slap, which formed the surprise of the Oscar party, on Sunday evening, and occupied the whole world, shed a strong light on the Hollywood star. will Smith Which astounded the audience in the famous concert hall, as well as the millions who flew across screens around the world.
The 53-year-old took to the stage, in dismay, and slapped Oscar presenter and comedian Chris Rock shortly after the latter released a joke about the shaved head of his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who has a hair-loss condition, causing a global outcry.
He’s still getting it.
While Chris Rock, 57, has not publicly commented on Will Smith’s behavior, he broke his silence on Wednesday during a comedy show in Boston.
He said without going into the subject at length, that he is still understanding the matter, and will talk about it at a later time, according to the “New York Post”.
Will Smith slaps Chris Rock during the Oscars (Associated Press)
expelled and punished?
It is noteworthy that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that the movie star will Smith He refused a request to leave the Oscars after he slapped comedian Chris Rock, as the Academy launched a process that could lead to the best actor being fired.
“We would like to clarify that Mr. Smith was asked to leave the party but he refused, and we also acknowledge that we could have handled the situation differently,” the Academy, which awards the Oscars, said Wednesday.
Will Smith in tears (Reuters)
She also made it clear that she had begun a process that could lead to Smith being punished for violating her standards of conduct. Sanctions such as suspension or expulsion may be approved at the next Academy Board meeting on April 18.
In return, Smith apologized to The Rock, the academy and viewers in a statement Monday, saying he had “overstepped his bounds.”
Under academy rules, Smith has an opportunity to provide a written response before it takes any action. Smith’s representatives did not respond to a request for comment on Wednesday.
Will Smith and his wife (Reuters)
Smith strode onto stage and slapped Rock after the comedian made a joke about Smith’s wife’s appearance. Less than an hour later, Smith won the Best Actor Oscar for his role in “King Richard” or “King Richard”, raising questions about why he was not taken outside the party.
Rock had referred to the 1997 movie “GI Jane,” in which actress Demi Moore shaved her hair. It was not clear if Rock was aware that Jada Pinkett Smith had a condition that causes hair loss.