Will Smith is still dealing with the fallout from slapping Chris Rock in the face at the Oscars. Now he has to deal with another tough situation.
Because of the tragic event, the Men in Black actor has had to postpone a number of projects, including the comedy This Joke.
Will’s Roku program, which he executive produced, was not renewed for a second season.
Despite the fact that the streaming service said it had “nothing to do with the Oscars event,” the cancellation comes at a bad time for the actor.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, he was slated to portray a mafia boss who loses his memory in the thriller Fast and Loose, but Netflix has halted production.
According to the report, Apple TV+ would not comment on the 2022 film Emancipation, and Sony has put Bad Boys 4 on hold.
Because of the terrible thing that happened at the Oscars, Will can’t go to any Academy events for the next ten years.
We’d like to express our deepest gratitude to Mr. Rock for handling the situation so calmly. The Academy also released a statement in which it expressed sorrow for how the event was handled.
“We are grateful for our hosts’, nominees’, presenters’, and winners’ professionalism and poise during our presentation.”
Will, who won Best Actor for King Richard and got a standing ovation, said, “I accept and respect the Academy’s choice.”
Will gave an emotional statement to clarify his actions after resigning from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
“I quickly reacted to the academy’s notice of the disciplinary hearing,” he said. “I fully aim to accept full responsibility for my conduct.”
“At the 94th Academy Awards ceremony, I behaved in an unexpected, uncomfortable, and inappropriate manner.” As a result of my actions, many people have been harmed, including Chris, his family, countless friends, loved ones, everyone present, and viewers around the world who were watching at home. “I broke the academy’s confidence.”
“I refused to acknowledge and congratulate other candidates and winners for their remarkable efforts,” he continued.
“I want the Academy to continue doing an amazing job of supporting innovation and artistic expression in cinema,” he said, adding, “and I want the focus to be restored to those who deserve it for their achievements.”
“As a result, I am resigning from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and I agree to take whatever further action the Board thinks appropriate,” Will said.
“I am prepared to make the necessary sacrifices to ensure that reason never again prevails over violence.” “Change is a procedure.”