Will Smith has reacted to the Academy’s verdict for slapping Chris Rock during the Oscar Award ceremony held recently.
In a statement shared by Washington Post, the actor confirmed his acceptance of the 10 years ban.
“I accept and respect the Academy’s decision,” Smith reportedly said in the statement.
The Academy’s board of governors had on Friday, April 8, announced that the actor will be unable to virtually or physically attend any Academy related event including the Oscars for 10 years.
Prior to the ban, Smith had released a statement last week announcing his resignation from the Academy. In the statement, the actor expressed regret over the infamous attack.
Recall that Smith left everyone surprised after he slapped Chris Rock at the televised award ceremony over a joke the comedian made about Jada Pinkett’s bald head.