On Friday night, less than a week after Will Smith slapped Chris Rock, Will Smith said that he is resigning from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He added that his action of slapping Chris Rock at the 94th Academy Awards presentation was awful, hurting, and unjustifiable. He knows that his action hurts not a single person but a long list of people he hurt including Chris, his family, many of his dear friends and loved ones, all those in attendance, and his global fans at their home.
He said that he not only breaks the trust of the film academy but also deprives other nominees and winners to celebrate their success and be celebrated for their work. Adding to this he said that he is heartbroken. He said that he wants to focus back on those who deserve attention for their achievements and allow the Academy to get back to the incredible work it does to support creativity and artistry in movies. So he is resigning from membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and will accept any further consequences the Board deems appropriate.
“Makin difference takes time and I am committed to doing the labor to ensure that I never again allow the assault to overtake reason ” he added. Smith has already filed his resignation and the Academy President David Rubin confirmed that the organization has received and accepted Smith’s resignation. The organization will continue to move forward with our disciplinary proceedings against Mr. Smith for violations of the Academy’s Standards of Conduct.
Smith slapped Chris rock because he was making a joke about his wife, which sent Hollywood into a great shock. Rock said he was forecasting a sequel of “G.I. Jane” featuring Jada Pinkett Smith, which was a reference to her shaved head. Jada Pinkett Smith has spoken openly about losing her hair from the immune system sickness alopecia. Smith put out a more conventional open acknowledgment the next day, on Monday, after the Academy declared it would send off a proper audit of the occurrence. In a proclamation shared on Instagram, Smith tended to both the Academy and Rock straightforwardly, expressing, “Brutality in all of its forms is toxic and disastrous. My way of behaving finally night’s Academy Awards was unsuitable and unpardonable.”The actor also noted that he accepts jokes at his own expense as “part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I responded inwardly.” He kept, saying ‘sorry’ to Rock, and conceding that he was “off the mark and I wasn’t right.” Finally, he was sorry to the Academy and “everybody watching all over the planet,” as well as “the Williams Family and my King Richard family.” Jada has been open about her battle with alopecia and going bald, which is the reason she chose to shave her head.
In December of 2021, she took to Instagram to make sense that she would be “[taking] it down to the scalp,” adding, “I and this alopecia will be companions.” It’s hazy assuming Rock had some awareness of her condition before he chose to make the wisecrack, which was supposedly unscripted.