Will Smith Reacts To Academy Barring Him From Going To Oscars For 10 Years: ‘I Accept & Respect’ It

Will Smith is sharing his reaction to the Academy’s disciplinary actions against him. On Friday, the organization’s board announced that the “King Richard” star would not be allowed to attend any of their events or programs, including the Oscars, for the next 10 years as a consequence for him slapping Chris Rock onstage at this year’s ceremony. The Best Actor winner addressed their decision in a statement obtained by Access Hollywood, which read, “I accept and respect the Academy’s decision.”