The Hollywood Academy faces accusations of racism for vetoing Will Smith from the Oscars | tomatoes

Will Smith is definitely having a hard time for having slapped Chris Rock last Sunday, March 27 at the Oscars. Although the actor was quick to apologize for his assault on the comedian, the incident has turned his life upside down, earning criticism from many celebrities and the general public. Most agree that the conduct of Smith It was not the correct one and they agreed with the Academy that he deserved a sanction.

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However, recently the Hollywood Academy announced the punishment for the actor, saying that he would be banned from attending the Oscars for the next 10 years, and to many it seemed excessive, and they are already accusing the Academy of handing down a sentence influenced by the racism. The organization said in a statement that its ban was “one step toward a larger goal of protecting the safety of our artists and guests, and restoring confidence in the academy.”

But people are not fully believing these words, and brand the academy as hypocritical and double standards, since it imposes too severe a penalty for a blow, when among the active members of the academy there are still subjects who have committed worse actions in their lives. life, so serious that they even deserve a prison sentence. We leave you below the different reactions of users about the ban of Will Smith:

Will Smith’s ten year ban feels very ‘learn a lesson from this black person’.

10 years for a slap is like they’re handing a fucking prison sentence to a black man. I do not like it.

Puzzling that will smith’s career is falling apart due to a slap in the face, but every time some celebrities were outed as legitimate predators, they were still able to stay in business…this is racial.

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Newsflash: Will Smith is banned by the Hollywood Academy, 12 days after slapping Chris Rock. The Academy itself took 40 years to ban Roman Polanski after he was found guilty of raping a child.

White privilege at its best: Will Smith is banned from attending the Oscars for the next 10 years for slapping Chris Rock. On the contrary, Donald Trump staged a coup and incited the January 6 terrorist attack, BUT did NOT suffer any sanctions.

The Academy banned Will Smith for 10 years, but not: Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, Casey Affleck, Woody Allen, Mel Gibson, Roman Polanski, James Franco, James Toback, Dustin Hoffman. And there are indictments against Jeffrey Tambor, Richard Dreyfuss, James Woods and Ansel Elgort. #Oscars

Will Smith is banned for 10 years, which is… extreme and unnecessary. But the Academy gave Roman Polanski an Oscar and the crowd rose to a standing ovation. It’s all a mess. I hope people stop worshiping celebrities and politicians. You’re looking behind the curtain now. It’s ugly.

Will Smith is actually banned from the Oscars for 10 years for a little slap while rapists, pedophiles and abusers are greeted with a big hug.

Will Smith be banned from attending the Oscars for 10 years? Will the earth exist in 10 years?

A harsher punishment would have been compulsory attendance for 10 years.

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The Hollywood Academy faces accusations of racism for vetoing Will Smith from the Oscars | tomatoes