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Will Smith Could Be Banned From The Oscars

It’s being reported that Will Smith might be facing a suspension from attending the Academy Awards for the next three or even four years.

This comes to us via The Daily Mail who’s reporting that Will Smith’s fate will be decided by The Academy on Wednesday.

The governors of the Academy will all meet tomorrow to discuss Will Smith’s punishment for slapping Chris Rock during the ceremony on Sunday.

It was a shocking moment and people really cannot stop talking about it.

One of the Academy’s governors, Whoopi Goldberg, said that Smith will face “big consequences” at the meeting tomorrow.

She added: “[Will Smith] will face big consequences because nobody is OK with what happened.”

Goldberg then went on to add that she believes Smith will get to keep the Oscar he won for his performance in King Richard.

What would a suspension from the Oscars mean for Will Smith?

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People are now talking about a three or four-year suspension from the Oscars.

What does this mean for Smith?

Well, it means that Smith might not be eligible for awards over the next three or four years.

This all comes after The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed they have launched a formal review of Smith’s actions and will discuss the incident at a full board meeting on Wednesday.

If the Academy does decide to ban Will Smith from the Oscars, the actor would join a very small and rather nasty collection of people who have been expelled, including Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby.

Meanwhile, Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, broke her silence two days after the incident via an Instagram post.

She wrote: “This is a season for healing and I’m here for it.”

Will Smith did apologise to Chris Rock

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Meanwhile, Smith did issue an apology to Chris Rock.

Here’s what Will Smith had to say about the incident in a post over on his Instagram account:

Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally.

I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.

I would also like to apologize to the Academy, the producers of the show, all the attendees and everyone watching around the world. I would like to apologize to the Williams Family and my King Richard Family. I deeply regret that my behavior has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us.

I am a work in progress.

Sincerely,

Will

What do you make of this news?

Do you think Will Smith should be banned from the Oscars?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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