The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has despatched a letter to its members addressing the incident that occurred on the Oscars ceremony, when Hollywood star Will Smith walked onto the stage and slapped comic Chris Rock after the comic made a joke in regards to the look of Smith’s spouse, Jada Pinkett Smith.
The letter, obtained by ‘Variety’, states that Academy management is “upset and outraged” over the altercation and the way it “overshadowed” a celebration of the movie business neighborhood.
“Sunday’s telecast of the 94th Oscars was meant to be a celebration of the various people in our neighborhood who did unbelievable work this previous yr. We are upset and outraged that these moments had been overshadowed by the unacceptable and dangerous behaviour on stage by a nominee,” the message begins.
The letter, signed by Academy president David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson, additionally promises that the “Academy’s Board of Governors will now make a willpower on acceptable motion for Smith.” The group intends to satisfy Wednesday evening and is predicted to debate the incident.
The Academy additionally launched an announcement relating to the incident shortly after the awards ceremony concluded on Sunday night: “The Academy doesn’t condone violence of any type. Tonight we’re delighted to have a good time our 94th Academy Awards winners, who deserve this second of recognition from their friends and film lovers world wide.”
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