Ricky Gervais has responded to Will Smith’s ten year Oscar ban for slapping Chris Rock.
The actor has been banned from attending the Academy Awards ceremony for the next ten years but can still be nominated and win awards.
On March 27, the Oscars ended up in chaos after Smith walked on stage and slapped Rock in the face, following the comedian’s insensitive comparison of the actors wife Jada Pinkett Smith to G.I. Jane, given her shaved head. The 50-year-old has been open about her fight with alopecia.
The comedian responded to The Hollywood Reporter’s tweet announcing that the Film Academy had banned Smith from the awards ceremony for 10 years, saying:
‘Hopefully, he’ll only do 6 years with good behaviour.’
Hopefully, he'll only do 6 years with good behaviour. https://t.co/26Et5zsLWA
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) April 8, 2022