Will Smith has tendered his resignation from the physique that awards the Oscars after his assault on Chris Rock through the weekend ceremony, a press release stated Friday.
“I’m resigning from membership within the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences, and can settle for any additional penalties the Board deems applicable,” the actor wrote in a press release carried by a number of retailers.
“My actions on the 94th Academy Awards presentation have been stunning, painful, and inexcusable.
“The listing of these I’ve damage is lengthy and consists of Chris, his household, lots of my expensive buddies and family members, all these in attendance, and international audiences at residence.”
Attendees on the Dolby Theatre watched open-mouthed as Smith mounted the stage and slapped Rock throughout the face after the comedian made a joke about his spouse’s intently cropped head.
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“I betrayed the belief of the Academy. I disadvantaged different nominees and winners of their alternative to have fun and be celebrated for his or her extraordinary work. I’m heartbroken.
“I need to put the main focus again on those that deserve consideration for his or her achievements and permit the Academy to get again to the unbelievable work it does to help creativity and artistry in movie.”
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