The Academy has responded to Will Smith’s action at the academy award night.
Will Smith caused a stir on the night of the awards as he slapped the host of the show, Chris Rock, for making jest of his wife.
Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett, announced in 2018 that she suffers from Alopecia areata, a condition that causes sudden hair loss that starts with one or more circular bald patches that may overlap.
During the event, Rock made a ‘GI Jane’ joke which irked the actor and his wife and prompted the actor to walk on stage and dish the comedian a slap.
The Academy, in its recent tweets, responded to the incident, saying, “The Academy does not condone violence of any form. Tonight we are delighted to celebrate our 94th Academy Awards winners, who deserve this moment of recognition from their peers and movie lovers around the world.”
Chris Rock, who hosted the show, is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer, and film director.
After working as a stand-up comedian and appearing in supporting film roles, Rock gained prominence as a cast member of Saturday Night Live in the early 1990s.