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Will Smith Reacts to Oscars 10-Year Ban After He Slapped Chris Rock

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 27: Will Smith accepts the Actor in a Leading Role award for ‘King Richard’ onstage during the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

American actor, Will Smith has reacted to the decision of the Academy (Oscars) to ban him from its events for ten years.

The actor was banned for slapping Chris Rock after the comedian made a joke about his wife, Jada at the Oscars award in March.

The decision was announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) on Friday.

Will Smith in a brief statement, told Page Six that he accepts the decision. He admitted that his behaviour towards Chris Rock was “embarrassing and unacceptable.”

His terse statement read, “I accept and respect the Academy’s decision.”

However, the award for Best Actor was not withdrawn from him.

This is coming after the actor regretted and apologized for his actions.

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