Will Smith is banned from the Oscars and other Academy events for the next 10 years following the Chris Rock slap. Twelve days after the incident the Academy’s 54-person board of governors held a special meeting on Friday morning to determine what action to take against Smith. a week before Smith decided to resign his Academic membership.
Will Smith violated the standards of conduct that the Academy implemented after the outbreak of the #MeToo movement. A lot of members of the Hollywood industry expressed Smith’s violent behavior over Rock. some called it “shocking, painful, and inexcusable.”
On the Oscars floor, Rock mocked the baldness of Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who has alopecia. Smith suddenly walks into the stage and slaps Rock. According to THR, The Academy’s CEO Dawn Hudson and president David Rubin and Oscars ceremony producer Will Packer have since been under fire for failing to remove Smith from the Dolby Theatre. They have issued contradicting statements about whether or not the actor was asked to leave. Smith remained at the ceremony until it was over, then skipped the Academy’s Governor’s Ball and made his way to the Vanity Fair Oscar party, where he danced to some of his own songs. He did not apologize to Rock until Monday.