Janet Yangcurrent president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), acknowledged that the organization did not adequately address the aftermath of the film Will Smith beats Chris Rock during the ceremony of Oscars 2022. The speech took place during the nominees’ lunch. Oscars 2023 this monday (13)
“I’m sure everyone remembers that we witnessed an unprecedented event at the Oscars,” Yang told attendees (via Variety). “What happened on stage was totally unacceptable and the response from our organization was inadequate. We have learned from this that the Academy must be fully transparent and accountable in its actions and that you must act quickly, compassionately and decisively on behalf of us and our industry, especially in times of crisis. You should and can expect nothing less from us in the future.”
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At the Academy Awards, minutes before Will Smith accepted the statuette for best actor for his work in King Richard: Creating Champions, Rock improvised a joke about the looks of Jada Pinkett Smith, actress and wife of Will, who is diagnosed with the autoimmune disease alopecia lives what causes hair loss.
Disgusted, Smith climbed onto the stage and punched the comedian in the face. Returning to his seat, he yelled, “Take my wife’s name out of your damn mouth” learn more.
On April 1, Smith sent a letter to the Academy asking that his membership be revoked. A week later, the institution announced that the actor would be banned from attending the Oscars or related events for the next 10 years. Rock has not filed any charges against the actor.
In June last year, Jada revealed on an episode of her show Red Table Talk that she hopes Will and Chris “can reconcile.”
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