The (wussy) slap heard ’round the world now has a price tag. Well, sort of.
When Will Smith lost it, and decided to sissy-slap Chris Rock, more attention fell on the Oscars than they’d seen in years. In fact, the previous bruhaha over the Oscars involved Will Smith too. To be more precise, in both cases, it was Mrs. Will Smith, aka Jada Pinkett-Smith who caused both ruckuses.
In the first foray, Mrs. Smith decided that her husband needed a trophy. As it turned out, Mr. Smith’s trophy wife wasn’t just for his viewing pleasure. Which leads me to the second Oscars incident, aka “the slap”.
Because Will Smith took his frustrations out on Chris Rock, many discussions occurred around the assault.
Should Smith have been escorted out of the venue? Should Chris Rock file charges? Well, apparently neither of those things occurred. However the Academy did act.
As The New York Post reports:
The Oscars just delivered more than a slap on the wrist to Will Smith: The academy’s board of governors has banned this year’s Best Actor winner from attending the awards ceremony for the next decade after he assaulted comedian Chris Rock at the 2022 ceremony.
The academy’s 54-member board convened for a reportedly “contentious” Zoom meeting on Friday morning to discuss “possible sanctions” against the actor — who will, as it turns out, be allowed to keep his trophy.
So Smith keeps that hard-fought-finally-secured trophy that his wife fought tooth and nail to get him.
But don’t think those white Leftist enablers weren’t thinking, “There goes the neighborhood!”.
Continuing the article, the Academy issued its punishment.
In a subsequent statement released Friday afternoon, the board stated it has “decided, for a period of 10 years from April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith shall not be permitted to attend any Academy events or programs, in person or virtually, including but not limited to the Academy Awards.” The final ruling means Smith is still eligible to be nominated for — and win — Oscars if his work merits them.
So no Oscars for Will Smith for ten years. That’s the punishment. No repeat, no threepeat. Just peat, apparently.
And since the Oscars never anticipated black on black crime in its midst, they admit that they didn’t handle the situation correctly.
However, in the official statement, Board President David Rubin described Smith’s behavior as “unacceptable and harmful.” He also admitted that the academy did not “adequately address the situation” during the live telecast.
Where’s Derek Chauvin to give a black man a beatdown when you need him, huh Academy?
As for the penalty, is it big enough? For me, no. Smith only wanted one trophy. He got it, and despite his despicable behavior, he gets to keep it.
He will still make movies and get paid millions, perhaps more now what he has the trophy. Such is Leftism.