Once but not twice. After Will Smith’s slap struck at Chris Rock during the 2022 Oscars ceremony, the production of this great Academy took a meaningful decision. All potential ticket buyers have received a letter with the policy implemented by the eventdiscover its contents.
Oscars 2022: this slap that will go down in history
Unfortunately, we will only remember that from the Oscars ceremony which took place on the night of March 27 to 28, 2022. Before receiving the title of Best Actor, Will Smith went on stage to slap comedian Chris Rock after a questionable joke made against his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who has alopecia. If the situation has shocked more than one, the consequences of this act were taken a few days later.
The Oscar-winning actor has been banned from attending the Oscars for ten years. If he assured that he greatly regrets his gesture, after apologies made to Chris Rock, it did not change anything in the eyes of the producers. He was removed from the filming of Fast and Looseexpected on Netflix, just like the sequel to Bright. As for the next part of bad boysSony has so far put the project on stand-by. For his part, Will Smith notably made the decision to resign from the Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences, of which he has been a member since 2001.
The consequences of Will Smith’s slap on the Tony Awards ceremony
Since this slap with heavy consequences, the production of the Tony Awards (one of the largest American academies with the Oscars, the Emmys and the Grammys) has preferred to take the lead. While the event will be held June 12 in New York, all potential ticket buyers received a letter from the producers. In it, it is specified black on white “that no inappropriate gesture would be tolerated”. “The Tony Awards have a strict policy of non-violence”wrote the production before specifying what would be the consequences in the event of slippage : “In the event of an incident, the perpetrator will be immediately expelled from the event.” If the Oscars episode isn’t mentioned, it’s easy enough to see a parallel there. In addition to this anti-violence policy, the Tony Awards impose other rules : wearing a black tie for men and proof of anti-Covid vaccination.