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Meme fest begins on Twitter after Academy announces 10-yr ban for Will Smith from Oscars

Ever since the Academy announced that Will Smith has been banned from the Oscars for 10 years after Chris Rock slap, hilarious memes have been hitting hard on Twitter. Check them out here!

India TV Trending Desk Written by: India TV Trending Desk New Delhi Published on: April 09, 2022 14:23 IST
Will Smith, Chris Rock
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Will Smith, Chris Rock 

Highlights

  • Chris Rock made a joke about Smith's wife Jada Pinkett Smith's shaved head
  • This led Smith to go up on stage and slap Rock
  • Will Smith has issued a statement accepting his 10 yr ban from Oscars

Will Smith and Chris Rock's slapgate controversy during Oscars 2022 has taken a new turn as the motion picture academy has announced a ban on 'The Pursuit of Happiness' star from all the Academy events for 10 years. As we all know Will Smith slapping comedian Chris Rock for joking about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith's hair loss, which she had previously revealed was due to her years-long struggle with alopecia created a lot of stir on social media. While some shared jokes and memes others gave serious reminders that people must not assault comedians just because their jokes don't work. Angry fans condemned the violence and strongly reacted on Twitter. Once again Acadmeys's decision has pumped the netizens to create a pool of memes on the microblogging site.

Apart from mocking Smith, there's a section of users who have questioned the Academy's decision calling it harsh and biased claiming that not the same level of treatment was given to people who had committed a similar ordeal earlier. 

Check them out below:

Smith responded to Academy's decision by saying, "I accept and respect the Academy's decision," to Page Six. He will keep the Oscar he won this year for his role in 'King Richard.'