Will Smith Resigns from the Academy After Oscars Slap Backlash: ‘I Am Heartbroken’

April 1, 2022

The Academy Awards fallout has just taken another turn. Infamously, King Richard star Will Smith smacked comedian Chris Rock over a joke made about Jada Pinkett Smith at the Oscars on Sunday night. The situation has generated backlash with many calling for Smith to face consequences for getting violent with Rock, regardless of what the stand-up comic might have said. The Academy had noted in statements that they condemned Smith’s actions and had launched a formal investigation into the incident.

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