Academy Tried to Remove Will Smith, May Do So Now

Will Smith Slaps Chris Rock at Oscars

( – Now, the word is that after Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars on Sunday night — a slap that seems to have divided America as to whether or not it was justified — the “Academy” tried to remove Smith, but he refused to go.

As Breitbart explains in “Academy Claims Will Smith Refused to Leave Oscars Ceremony as Board Disciplinary Inquiry Begins, Expulsion on the Table“:

“The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) announced that it has begun “disciplinary proceedings” against Will Smith on Wednesday while clarifying that the organization asked the actor to leave the Oscars ceremony on Sunday night when he assaulted comedian Chris Rock live on television.

“Expanding on its previous statements, the Academy went beyond merely condemning Will Smith’s actions but also apologized to Chris Rock for what transpired.

“‘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,’ the statement said, per The Hollywood Reporter (THR).”

Reportedly, Smith could lose his Oscar and never be eligible again.

What is your reaction and opinion? Please email [email protected] and share your thoughts. Do you think Smith should lose his Oscar? Why or why not? Thank you, and have a great weekend.