Actor Will Smith has reacted to being banned from Academy events for 10 years after slapping Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars ceremony. The Board of Governors for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, on Friday, voted to ban the ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’ star from all the Academy events for 10 years. Minutes after the Academy’s decision was announced, Smith responded by saying, “I accept and respect the Academy’s decision,” to Page Six.
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A few minutes after the incident, Smith was announced Best Actor at the 94th Academy Awards. While accepting his first-ever Oscar for best actor (leading role) in ‘King Richard’, Smith apologized to the Academy and fellow nominees but did not mention Rock.