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Jada Pinkett Smith talks about Oscar night
June 1st, 2022 under Will Smith. [ Comments: none ]

Jada Pinket Smith released a new episode of Red Table Talk today on Facebook, and it was important for her because they talk about the impact of alopecia on men, women, children, and herself.

The actress started the episode with this message, “This is a really important Red Table Talk on alopecia. Considering what I’ve been through with my own health and what happened at the Oscars, thousands have reached out to me with their stories. I’m using this moment to give our alopecia family an opportunity to talk about what it’s like to have this condition and to inform people about what alopecia actually is.

“Now, about Oscar night, my deepest hope is that these two intelligent, capable men have an opportunity to heal, talk this out and reconcile,” she said. “The state of the world today, we need them both. And we all actually need one another more than ever. Until then, Will and I are continuing to do what we have done for the last 28 years, and that’s keep figuring out this thing called life together. Thank you for listening.”

And yet, there is no explanation about what happened between Will Smith and her, nor did she apologize.

However, I respect her for getting the word out about alopecia and its effect on people. But, with a statement like that about Oscar night, she would have been better off keeping quiet.

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Will Smith was banned from the Oscars for the next 10 years
April 8th, 2022 under Oscars, Will Smith. [ Comments: none ]

Less than two weeks after Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars, the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences has come up with a punishment for the disgraced actor.

Smith will have to spend the next ten years watching the Oscars from home like almost every other actor in the biz. He also will not be allowed to attend any Academy event during that time.

AMPAS gave this statement to Variety:
“The 94th Oscars were meant to be a celebration of the many individuals in our community who did incredible work this past year; however, those moments were overshadowed by the unacceptable and harmful behavior we saw Mr. Smith exhibit on stage.

During our telecast, we did not adequately address the situation in the room. For this, we are sorry. This was an opportunity for us to set an example for our guests, viewers and our Academy family around the world, and we fell short — unprepared for the unprecedented.

Today, the Board of Governors convened a meeting to discuss how best to respond to Will Smith’s actions at the Oscars, in addition to accepting his resignation. The Board has decided, for a period of 10 years from April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith shall not be permitted to attend any Academy events or programs, in person or virtually, including but not limited to the Academy Awards.

We want to express our deep gratitude to Mr. Rock for maintaining his composure under extraordinary circumstances. We also want to thank our hosts, nominees, presenters and winners for their poise and grace during our telecast.

This action we are taking today in response to Will Smith’s behavior is a step toward a larger goal of protecting the safety of our performers and guests, and restoring trust in the Academy. We also hope this can begin a time of healing and restoration for all involved and impacted.”

So, now that Smith cannot attend the Oscars, is he still eligible to be nominated and possibly win another one. Yes, he is, and yes, he can.

Personally, I think he needs to hold a press conference, give a heartfelt apology (not like his BS acceptance speech with crocodile tears), and hand back his Oscar. Then he can get a fake one on Hollywood Blvd and no one will be the wiser that it is not the real thing.

Do you think the punishment is harsh enough?

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Netflix puts Will Smith’s upcoming film on the backburner
April 2nd, 2022 under Will Smith. [ Comments: none ]

Will Smith has been paying the personal consequences for slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars, like resigning from The Academy. Now, the disgraced actor is taking a hit professionally.

He was slated to start filming Fast and Loose for Netflix shortly. However, due to the director leaving before Sunday’s fiasco and what happened that night, the film has suddenly been put on the backburner.

The Hollywood Reporter added that his completed Apple TV+ movie Emancipation has no release date. Several other movies that he was lined up for, including Bad Boys 4, are all taking a pause.

I am sure they will all start up again, but for now, they need to let the fire burn out before they consider working with an actor who is persona non grata

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Will Smith resigns from the Academy
April 1st, 2022 under Chris Rock, Oscars, Will Smith. [ Comments: 1 ]

Five days after Will Smith ruined the Oscars by slapping Chris Rock over a stupid joke, he has had made a decision about his future with the Academy. The disgraced actor sent a letter to AMPAS and has resigned as a member.

I have directly responded to the Academy’s disciplinary hearing notice, and I will fully accept any and all consequences for my conduct. My actions at the 94th Academy Awards presentation were shocking, painful, and inexcusable. The list of those I have hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, all those in attendance, and global audiences at home. I betrayed the trust of the Academy. I deprived other nominees and winners of their opportunity to celebrate and be celebrated for their extraordinary work. I am heartbroken. I want to put the focus back on those who deserve attention for their achievements and allow the Academy to get back to the incredible work it does to support creativity and artistry in film. So, I am resigning from membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and will accept any further consequences the Board deems appropriate.
Change takes time and I am committed to doing the work to ensure that I never again allow violence to overtake reason.

I wonder what finally made him decide to do it. Was it the interviews and comments by the people who worked on the show where they claim he traumatized them? All that Chris Rock did to save his ass on Sunday night, and how Rock has taken the high road when he performed live this week? Or did he realize there is no way to come back after Sunday unless he starts showing some humility?

It is a start, but is it enough? Time will tell.

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Will Smith was asked to leave the Oscars, but refused
March 30th, 2022 under Oscars, Will Smith. [ Comments: none ]

The Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences has broken their silence about Sunday’s incident with Will Smith slapping Chris Rock and what Smith’s future might be with them.

However, the biggest reveal is that Smith was asked to leave the Oscars but refused to do so.

The Board of Governors today initiated disciplinary proceedings against Mr. Smith for violations of the Academy’s Standards of Conduct, including inappropriate physical contact, abusive or threatening behavior, and compromising the integrity of the Academy.

Consistent with the Academy’s Standards of Conduct, as well as California law, Mr. Smith is being provided at least 15 days’ notice of a vote regarding his violations and sanctions, and the opportunity to be heard beforehand by means of a written response. At the next board meeting on April 18, the Academy may take any disciplinary action, which may include suspension, expulsion, or other sanctions permitted by the Bylaws and Standards of Conduct.

Mr. Smith’s actions at the 94th Oscars were a deeply shocking, traumatic event to witness in-person and on television. Mr. Rock, we apologize to you for what you experienced on our stage and thank you for your resilience in that moment. We also apologize to our nominees, guests and viewers for what transpired during what should have been a celebratory event.

Things unfolded in a way we could not have anticipated. While we would like to clarify that Mr. Smith was asked to leave the ceremony and refused, we also recognize we could have handled the situation differently.

This makes Smith look even worse and more of a dick.

Could the Academy have done better? Yes. But, if Smith was refusing to leave, calling in security to physically remove him would have disrupted the live show.

They would have had to stop the ceremony and caused an unknown delay to the viewers at home. And who knows how Smith would’ve reacted? He was already violent that night. He could have been worse.

This new fact convinces me even more so that he should hand back his statuette and be expelled from AMPAS.

What do you think?

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