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Decision To Suspend Will Smith From The Oscars Deemed “Inadequate” By President

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 27: Will Smith appears to slap Chris Rock onstage during the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)


The president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Janet Wang told the Hollywood Reporter their decision to suspend Will Smith was inadequate.


“We must act swiftly, compassionately, and decisively for ourselves and for our industry. You should and can expect no less from us going forward.”


No word on whether the Academy is thinking of lifting or reducing Smith’s 10-year ban from the awards.


As you may recall last March, Will Smith walked on the stage and slapped Chris Rock after he made a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.


Smith has apologized several times for the incident and has continued to make new movies.


Earlier this month, he and co-star Martin Lawrence announced the next installment of Bad Boys 4 is in the works.