American actor Will Smith has resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
A few days ago, comedian Chris Rock was punched by Will Smith during the live broadcast of the 94th Academy Awards ceremony, Oscar 2022, after which he resigned from the Academy Awards.
The actor says that his act of punching Chris Rock is shocking, painful & unforgivable.
Will Smith said: “I have hurt the academy’s confidence and I have deprived the other Oscar nominees of the opportunity to have a wonderful evening. I am resigning from the membership of Picture Arts & Sciences, and will accept further findings against me by the Board of the Academy.
It should be noted that last Sunday at the Oscar Awards ceremony, actor Will Smith had punched Chris Rock for making fun of his wife and actress Jada Panket Smith’s baldness.
Will Smith, while receiving the award, expressed embarrassment over his behavior and later formally apologized to Chris Rock.