The Academy Issues Statement Following Will Smith and Chris Rock Incident

March 28, 2022

The Academy issued a statement saying that it “does not condone violence” in response to Will Smith taking to the stage and slapping comedian Chris Rock during last night’s 94th Academy Award event. The statement was issued via The Academy’s official Twitter account and will no doubt leave many wondering whether there will be any follow-up action taken against Smith, who went on to win his first Oscar for Best Actor.

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