American actor, film producer and rapper, Willard Carroll Smith II, aka Will Smith has reacted to the 10-year ban from the Oscars.
WuzupNigeria reported that Smith slapped Rock at the 2022 Oscars ceremony for making a bald joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.
As a result of his behaviour, the Academy in a lengthy statement on Friday night, placed a 10-year ban from attending all Academy events, including the Oscars.
According to the Academy, they have been “overshadowed by the unacceptable and harmful behaviour we saw Mr Smith exhibit on stage”.
Reacting to the 10-year ban from the Oscars, Will Smith, in a statement through The Washington Post stated that; “I accept and respect the Academy’s decision”.