Will Smith has been sentenced to death

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The United States Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decided on Friday to ban actor Will Smith from attending any ceremony or event the institution has held for ten years as a punishment for the actor’s hand to comedian Chris Rock. at the Oscars Gala at the end of March, informs AFP and Reuters, quoted by Agerpres.

“Mr. Smith will not be allowed to participate in any Academy event or program, personal or virtual,” whether or not it is an Oscar, and with immediate effect, the Academy’s board of directors said in a statement. which met on Friday morning.

The film academy accepted Will Smith’s resignation, which he presented last week, but did not withdraw his Oscar for Best Actor, which he received last month for his role in “The Williams Method.”

At the March 27 televised ceremony, Smith took to the stage after comedian Rock made a joke about the appearance of the actor’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, and then hit Rock in the face.

Rock’s joke about Pinkett Smith referred to the 1997 film ‘GI Jane’, in which actress Demi Moore shaved her head. It was not clear if Rock was aware that Pinkett Smith had a hair loss condition, Reuters reports.