The academy admits they acted wrongly in the Will Smith

The academy admits they acted wrongly in the Will Smith case

Los Angeles United States.

The Hollywood Academy President, Janet Yang, admitted on Monday that the organization mishandled the case of the slap Will Smith gave to Chris Rock during the ceremony of the Oscars 2022.

“What we experienced last year was unacceptable and our response was not appropriate. It was a turning point to act with greater transparency and accountability,” Yang said 2023 Oscar Nominees Luncheon.

Gala number 94 of the award ceremony was characterized by Will Smith’s slap in the face for comedian Chris Rock on the stage of Dolby Theaterafter he did it a joke about Smith’s wife’s shaved head, Jada Pinkett-Smith.

The spectators saw the act stunned and minutes later Will Smith went back on stage received the award for best actor for his work on the film “King Richard”.

The Hollywood Academy only acted days later than Will Smith banned from attending Oscars for the next ten years.

The President acknowledged on Monday that the organization’s response was “inadequate” and that in times of crisis it was necessary to act “quickly, compassionately and decisively” on behalf of the film industry.

“This is a family and the values ​​of faith, unity and solidarity between the industry and viewers prevail,” added the President, who assured this the academy had “learned from its mistakes”.

During lunch there were numbers like Steven Spielberg, nominated this year for his film The Fabelmans, and tom cruise, who competes as a producer for his work “Top Gun: Maverick”.

also the mexican Guillermo del Torowho is attending the gala for his animated film this year “Pinocchio”and Michelle Yeoh, actress Oscar nominated for his appearance in “Everything everywhere at once” among other personalities.

The 95th edition of the Oscars takes place on Sunday March 12th at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles (USA).