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Will Smith quits Oscar Academy after slapping Chris Rock: 'I'm devastated'

Will Smith quits Oscar Academy after slapping Chris Rock: ‘I’m devastated’

Will Smith resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The actor, who punched comedian Chris Rock on stage during the Oscars, described his work as “shocking, heartbreaking, and unforgivable.” He says he is willing to face the consequences of his action with the Academy’s Board of Regents.

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“The list of people I have hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, all present, and the global audience at home,” Smith said. “I have confidence academy ashamed. It denied the other nominees and winners the opportunity to celebrate and celebrate their exceptional work. I’m broke.”

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences It is the organization that organizes the Oscar Awards. By canceling his membership, Smith will not be able to vote on who will receive a gold statue in the future. But this does not mean that he can no longer nominate himself or win an award.

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