Will Smith’s Academy ban is now official! The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors decided on a 10 year Will Smith ban on Friday, April 8th. Smith will not be able to attend the Oscars or any related events for 10 years after he slapped Chris Rock during the ceremony on March 27, Deadline reports.
As the news spread, so did the social media reactions to the Will Smith Academy ban. Here’s a few.
Reactions to the Will Smith Academy Ban
And yet, Chris Rock hasn’t uttered a word of apology in public to Jada, neither has the Academy, the organization that paid and allowed him to get away with insulting her.
— Carolyn Hinds – Pettite Possee🇧🇧 (@CarrieCnh12) April 1, 2022
The Academy said Will Smith is banned from attending for 10 whole years, but sexual predators are welcomed to attend. Yikes.
— 𝙱𝚎𝚌𝚌𝚊. (@MJFINESSELOVER) April 8, 2022
And I feel like them getting heat for not removing him + Will voluntarily resigning from the Academy on his own is why this is 10 years instead of 5. https://t.co/0RLizsHNji
— Naima Cochrane (@naima) April 8, 2022
The Academy knew good and damn well that they couldn’t take away Will Smith’s Oscar win though! It would’ve been bombs over Baghdad. Fuck them events.
— ᴅᴏʟʟᴀʀ (@callmedollar) April 8, 2022
— َ (@ungodlywests) April 8, 2022
the amount of ppl responding “yeah the academy wasn’t that severe towards abusers and pedophiles but these ones didn’t commit their crime on tv” and thinking that it’s a valid response is actually very alarming to me lol
— 🐻❄️⁷ (@userbfIy) April 8, 2022
This be the academy team every week 💀 pic.twitter.com/aeDiVKkLXD
— 𝕵𝖆𝖗𝖎 (@Jari2Fly) April 8, 2022
Will Smith says he ‘accepts and respects’ The Academy’s decision to ban him for 10 years
Will Smith banned for 10 years which is…extreme & unnecessary. But the Academy gave Roman Polanski an Oscar & the crowd stood up with a standing ovation. It’s all a mess. I hope people stop worshipping celebrities & politicians. You’re seeing behind the curtain now. It’s ugly.
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) April 8, 2022
— 50cent (@50cent) April 8, 2022
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