Will Smith Just Resigned From the Academy: "I Betrayed the Trust"

Will Smith announced this evening that he is resigning from membership in Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences days after his slapping Chris Rock on stage at the Oscars dominated ceremony coverage and conversation. (Chris had made a distasteful joke about Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith.)

In a statement provided to The Hollywood Reporter, Will said:

Will’s statement today comes days after he issued his first statement on his Instagram, apologizing to Chris and the Academy for his actions. He wrote then:


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