Through a statement, the Will Smith actor He decided to resign this Friday, April 1, from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts, after the embarrassing episode of the slap in the face of Chris Rock at the Oscar Awards.
“I have responded directly to the Academy’s disciplinary hearing notice and I will accept any and all consequences of my behavior”, began saying Smith.
This was what the winner published about his departure from the Academy for the role in king richard.
“My actions at the 94th Academy Awards presentation were shocking, painful and inexcusable. The list of people I have hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, all attendees, and global audiences at home.”
I betrayed the trust of the Academy. I deprived other nominees and winners of the opportunity to celebrate and be celebrated for their extraordinary work. I’m heartbroken. I want to refocus on those who deserve attention for their achievements and allow the Academy to return to the incredible work it does to support creativity and artistry in film.
Therefore, I hereby resign my membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and I will accept any other consequence the Board deems appropriate”.