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Will Smith Resigns from the Academy: ”I am heartbroken”

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Will Smith Resigns from the Academy: ”I am heartbroken”: Days after winning his first Oscar, Will Smith has announced his resignation from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The 53-year-old star made the announcement on social media, calling his actions at the 94th Academy Awards ”shocking, painful and inexcusable”.

Will Smith Resigns from the Academy: ”I am heartbroken”

Will Smith (Actor)

The list of those I have hurt is long and includes chris, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, all those in attendance, and global audiences at home I betrayed the trust of the Academy. I deprived other nominees and winners of their opportunity to celebrate and be celebrated for their extraordinary work. I am heartbroken. I want to put the focus back on those who deserve attention for their achivements and allow the Academy to get back to the incredible work it does to support creativity and artistry in film. Change takes time and I am committed to doing the work to ensure that I never again allow violence to overtake reason.

All eyes have been on the star following the stunning incident, with mixed reports that he was asked to leave the ceremony following the slap, but refused. In his statement, Smith also acknowledged that his actions overshadowed other winners at the 94th Academy Awards.

Smith’s resignation means he will not be eligible to vote on next year’s Oscars or Participate in other Academy events. He will also be unlikely to participate in the annual tradition of the Best Actor Winner presenting the Best Actress award at next year’s Oscars.

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