Will Smith Resigns From Oscars Academy Over Slap

US actor Will Smith has resigned from the Oscars Academy after slapping comedian Chris Rock on stage during last Sunday’s ceremony.

“My actions at the 94th Academy Awards presentation were shocking, painful, and inexcusable,” his statement said.

The Academy said it accepted the resignation and would “continue to move forward” with disciplinary proceedings. Read more on…peacefmonline

Smith slapped Rock over a joke about his wife’s shaved head, a result of the hair-loss condition alopecia.

Less than an hour later, he was awarded the best actor award for his role in “King Richard”, where he played the father of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams.