Actor Will Smith will not attend the Oscars for ten years. He has been banned after he slapped Chris Rock on stage.
In a statement, the Academy President David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson said
"The Board has decided, for a period of 10 years from April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith shall not be permitted to attend any Academy events or programs, in person or virtually, including but not limited to the Academy Awards,"
In a previous statement the board of governors said;
"The 94th Oscars were meant to be a celebration of the many individuals in our community who did incredible work this past year; however, those moments were overshadowed by the unacceptable and harmful behavior we saw Mr. Smith exhibit on stage. During our telecast, we did not adequately address the situation in the room"
"For this, we are sorry. This was an opportunity for us to set an example for our guests, viewers and our Academy family around the world, and we fell short — unprepared for the unprecedented."
Last week, Will Smith announced his resignation from the academy.