Popular Hollywood actor, Will Smith has finally reacted to the ten-year ban from the Oscar Award.
Recall that the actor had slapped popular stand-up comedian, Chris Rock after he made some unseemly jokes about her. The actor had slapped him on stage, but later apologized for his actions and resigned from the Academy.
The Academy had banned the actor from attending any Academy event for a decade, stating that the 94th Academy Awards had been “overshadowed by the unacceptable and harmful behaviour we saw Mr Smith exhibit on stage”.
Reacting to the 10-year ban from the Oscars, Will Smith, in a statement through The Washington Post stated that; “I accept and respect the Academy’s decision”.
However, the award for Best Actor was not withdrawn from him. This is coming after the actor regretted and apologized for his actions. He admitted that his behaviour towards Chris Rock was “embarrassing and unacceptable.”