Will Smith has resigned from the Oscars after the slapping incident

2022-05-24 0 By

Actor Will Smith has tendered his resignation from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Hollywood, Reuters reported Thursday.Smith called his slapping of host Chris Rock at this year’s Academy Awards “shocking, painful and inexcusable.””I have betrayed the trust of the society,” Smith said in a statement.I have deprived other nominees and winners of the opportunity to celebrate and be celebrated for their outstanding work.I feel heartbroken.””I therefore resign my membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and accept whatever consequences the Board of Governors may deem appropriate,” he said.David Rubin, president of the Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, said Monday that the academy had accepted Smith’s resignation but would continue disciplinary proceedings that could lead to further punishment.The issue will be discussed at the next council meeting on April 18.