LETS TALK: Could This Be The END Of Will Smith Career? (See This)
Willard Carroll Smith II, also known by his stage name the Fresh Prince, is an American actor, rapper, and film producer.
Noted for his work in music, television, and film, Smith has received various accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and four Grammy Awards. Additionally, he has received nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award and a Tony Award as a producer.
Smith has achieved and held several U.S. and international box office records. As of 2021, his films have grossed over $9.3 billion globally, making him one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars.
Smith has often been noted for achieving groundbreaking success throughout his musical career, and with his work as an actor in television and film. He has been cited as one of the “greatest actors” of his generation by several publications. Forbes referred to him as the “biggest movie star of the post-9/11 era”.
Smith’s transition from music to acting has influenced multiple rappers to also become actors, with him being cited as a pioneer for the rappers crossing over into acting by Complex. In 2006, Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world; in 2008, Esquire named him one of the 75 most influential people of the 21st century.
During the 94th Academy Awards on March 27, 2022, Smith walked onstage and slapped presenter and comedian Chris Rock after Rock joked about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith‘s shaved head with a reference to the film G.I. Jane. Smith then returned to his seat and yelled to Rock, twice, saying “Keep my wife’s name out your fucking mouth!” Pinkett Smith had been diagnosed with alopecia areata in 2018 and would later shave her head due to the condition. Later in the night, Smith was named Best Actor for King Richard and apologized to the Academy of Motion Pictures and the other nominees, but not to Rock, in his acceptance speech.
Following public backlash, Smith issued a formal apology. ABC, The Academy, and the Screen Actors Guild condemned Smith following the incident, prompting an investigation by the Academy’s Board of Governors.
Rock declined to press charges against Smith, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
On April 1, 2022, Smith tendered his resignation from the Academy, writing in part:
“I deprived other nominees and winners of their opportunity to celebrate and be celebrated for their extraordinary work. I am heartbroken. I want to put the focus back on those who deserve attention for their achievements and allow the Academy to get back to the incredible work it does to support creativity and artistry in film. So, I am resigning from membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and will accept any further consequences the Board deems appropriate.”
The AMPAS President David Rubin accepted the resignation in an official statement but said they would continue their investigation. Smith’s resignation means he is no longer able to vote on Oscar nominations as a member of the Academy. Commentators have speculated that Smith’s resignation from the Academy and other related fallout from the slap would damage his “family brand.”
On April 8, 2022, the Academy announced its decision to ban Smith from future Oscars galas and associated events for a period of 10 years. Several film projects that Smith had been involved in were put on hold as a result of the controversy. In a statement to CNN, Smith stated: “I accept and respect the Academy’s decision.”
Below are punishment Will Smith is currently facing:
•TEN YEARS of the Oscars Ceremony was vetoed.
•His biographical film was cancelled.
•Bad Boys 4 was cancelled.
•The Fast & Loose movie he was shooting for Netflix has been cancelled.
•The movie I AM LEGEND 2 no longer wants it and they offered Michael B their role.
•He was expelled from the Academy of Sciences and Cinematic Arts (He didn’t resign, he was fired).
•His wife didn’t back him up, in an interview for AMERICAN WEEKLY he declared that she didn’t ask to be saved and called him “EXAGERATED”.
•His wife’s boyfriend is going to take out a book charging a fortune to sell his story.
•Chris Rock’s brothers are looking for him, they publicly said “We’re going to tear you apart.”
•No producer wants to work with him on any kind of project.
• Their dramatic series BELL AIR reboot of Bell Air Prince is being smashed by criticism.
•At this moment he is in rehab to control his depression and temper tantrums of anger.
Could This Be The END Of Will Smith Career?