Social media users have shared reactions following Will Smith’s official announcement about his resignation from the Academy.
Mixed reactions have followed Will Smith’s statement about his resignation from the Academy following the incident with the Oscar 2022 host Chris Rock.
Oscar award-winning actor Will Smith took to his social media platform to announce his resignation from the Academy on the 1st of April 2022.
This action was said to have taken place after the Academy in a press statement revealed that they would launch an investigation to understand what had transpired between Will Smith and Chris Rock at the event.
See Reactions On Social Media:
Will Smith, one of the greatest black actors of our time, is forced to resign from the Academy for smacking another (abusive) man in the face. What would it take for a white man to be forced to resign from the Academy? Murder? #racism
— Ingrid Seward’s Wig (@JoyceSm02125704) April 2, 2022
I’d rather Clarence Thomas resign over Will Smith!
— Agolf Twitler Slayer (@bblock29) April 2, 2022
Seeing Will Smith resign from the Academy makes further mockery of the lame excuses a lot of people gave for the slap
— Jöey (@Kapitan_Joey) April 2, 2022
Will Smith has to resign but tons of actors who’ve done many times worse are welcomed with open arms and gift bags for +$50K a night luxury hotels and life coaching sessions
— Kurri ★ – Words Can’t Hurt Me My Shades Are Gucci (@KurriTweets) April 2, 2022
Since Will Smith resigned from the Academy, Clarence should resign from the Supreme Court, just saying.
— Cookie (@RCookfair) April 1, 2022
Physical violence isn’t the only thing that should I be condemned. Violence in the form of ableist taunts and slurs should also be condemned. So with Will Smith resigning from The Academy, I hope to see Chris Rock resign for his “joke” about Jada Pinkett Smith’s Alopecia.
— Carly Findlay OAM (she/her) (@carlyfindlay) April 2, 2022
I’m against this decision. Will Smith has not allowed enough time to pass to mourn his own behavior. He’s not in his right state of mind presently. Not saying he shouldn’t resign ever, but it’s too soon. If he’s crumbling under pressure, he should seek help.
— Pat 💙💛 (@MotherEarth2022) April 1, 2022