The particular statement from the Hollywood Academy after Will Smith’s blow to Chris Rock

Will Smith hits Chris Rock

The hollywood academythe institution that organizes the most important awards ceremony in the film industry, issued a statement after the scandalous act of violence carried out by Will Smith and Chris Rock that colored the last ceremony- “The Academy does not condone any kind of violence.”, Says the brief part that the company published on its social network profiles.

The Academy does not condone violence of any kind. Tonight we are delighted to celebrate the winners of our 94th Academy Awards, who deserve this moment of recognition from their peers and from film lovers around the world.points out the brief statement in which it does not clarify much more about the episode that toured the planet live.

It all happened when presenting the award for best documentary with a short comedy routine, Rock made a joke comparing the short hair of Jada Pinkett Smith with Demi Moore’s shaved-haired character in the 1997 film “GI Jane” (“To the limit” in Latin America, “La Teniente O’Neil” in Spain). When the cameras focused on the faces of Smith and his wife, they were still laughing. However, Rock decided to make a joke about Jada at the time that drew the Oscar winner’s ire. “Jada, I love you. GI Jane 2. I can’t wait to see it,” said the American..

At that moment, Smith bursts onto the stage and hits the comedian.

Rock then he said, “Uh-huh.” It should be noted that Pinkett Smith has been open about her struggle with alopecia, an autoimmune disorder that causes hair loss. In a moment that caused awkward silence and confusion in the Dolby Theater, Smith he walked over to Rock and punched him in the face, before returning to his seat next to Jada and yelling obscenities.

According to CNN reporter Stephanie Elam, who is in the audience, she could hear Rock being beaten. Smith said twice during the incident, according to Elam, “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth!” with a serious face. rock replied: “oh wow”. For viewers at home, censors muted the verbal portion of the exchange between Rock and Smith.

best Actor

As all the forecasts pointed out, one of the most fought and expected categories was announced and with it its obvious winner: Will Smith won the shortlist for Best Actor at the 2022 Oscars in its 94th edition. Despite having lived through one of the most embarrassing moments in the history of the Academy Awards, the actor took the opportunity indirectly to ask for an apology for his attitude but not for who helped him to star in the already viral moment.

Despite the great moment in his career with the recent victory, this installment in Los Angeles, United States, the first to return to normal after the pandemic, ended up overshadowed by the moment in which Will Smith attacked the comedian Chris Rock, on the stage. In a matter of seconds and as part of what the actor highlighted as “a defense for his family and wife”, the wait for his triumph, which was almost certain because part of the critics and some specialized media assured him so, ended with a speech of lament.


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