Producer urges viewers not to slap again at Oscars

Zero tolerance policy. The producer at the 74th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, September 12, jokingly warned viewers not to think about rushing to the stage after Will Smithinfamous behavior at the Oscars earlier this year.

“You’re going to get kicked hard on the ass,” the producer joked before the start of the show. Us weeklyadding that there was also a notice hold speeches up to 45 seconds and note that the bar at the back was just a prop.

Smith, 53, took the stage at the prestigious awards ceremony in March and wowed Chris Rock in the face after the comedian made a joke on his wife, Jada-Pinkett Smith. 57 year old The longest yard The actor compared the 50-year-old Pinkett Smith to soldier Jane because of her shaved head. Pledge In 2018, the actress was diagnosed with alopecia.

In April, the Academy announced that Smith would be banned from attending any Academy events for the next 10 years as a result of his actions.

“The 94th Academy Awards was meant to be a celebration of the many people in our community who did an incredible job last year; however, these moments were overshadowed by the inappropriate and harmful behavior we saw Mr. Smith display on stage.” – President of the Academy. David Rubin and CEO Don Hudson This is stated in the letter after the decision. “During our TV show, we reacted inadequately to the situation in the hall. For this we regret.”

After the confrontation The Fresh Prince of Bel Air alum won the Best Actor in a Leading Role award for his portrayal of Richard Williams in King Richard. Smith gave an emotional speech accepting the award.

Will Smith stabs Chris Rock during the 94th Annual Academy Awards on March 27, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. Rob Latour/Shutterstock

“Oh man. Richard Williams was a fierce protector of his family. In my life, I am called to love people, protect them and be a river for my people. I know that in order to do what we do, you need to be able to tolerate violence. You you have to be able to make people talk crazy about you. In this business, you have to be able to have people who don’t respect you. And you have to smile, you have to pretend everything is fine,” he said at the time.

The Pennsylvania native continued, “I want to apologize to the academy. I want to apologize to all my fellow nominees. … Thank you for this moment. And thank you on behalf of Richard and the entire Williams family. Thank you. I hope the academy will invite me back.”

Smith has since publicly apologized to the 57-year-old Rock, but the two performers have yet to make amends.

“I contacted Chris and I got a message that he is not ready to talk and when he is ready he will contact”, Men in Black the actor said via Instagram in July.

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