After Will Smith’s Oscar Ban, Fans Demanding The Academy Ban Weinstein, Polanski

On Friday night, the Academy of Motion Pictures and Arts stated that Will Smith would be banned from all of its events, including the annual Oscars ceremony. Will has replied to the ban since then, respecting the Academy’s judgment. His fans, on the other hand, think it’s too harsh.

Will Smith -
Will Smith

Many people rushed to Twitter to express their dissatisfaction. Some even referred to it as racist, noting examples of other, white performers who have yet to be penalized by the Academy for their bad behavior. The focus of the criticism is on those Oscar winners and nominees who were permitted to attend the event despite allegations, as well as those who have been found guilty of a crime.

Public Demands Ban on Others too!

This 10-year ban on Will Smith’s entry was imposed keeping in the mind Smith’s behavior at the 94th Academy Awards. Will Smith aggressively boarded the stage and slapped Chris Rock since the latter was making jokes about Smith’s wife Jada. However, legit 10 minutes after the incident Smith garnered the Best Actor award for King Richard.

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Roman Polanski

AMPAS’ decision is being highly criticized by the general public in the name of racism and whatnot. Some viewers believe that past Oscar winners, such as Harvey Weinstein and Roman Polanski, were not punished harshly enough.

Polanski received the Academy Award for Best Director for The Pianist in 2003, 26 years after he was arrested and charged with six counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a child and rape by means of drugs against a 13-year-old girl in Los Angeles. According to one Twitter user, neither he nor Weinstein—who was sentenced to 23 years in prison in New York after being found guilty of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and third-degree rape, and who has been accused of sexual assault by numerous women, had their Academy Awards withdrawn.

 

Tweets Supporting Will Smith

“A 10-year ban?! What a joke. They brought Gibson back in less time. The Academy is clearly mad at the shit they took for blowing this situation and mad at #WillSmith for resigning. He neutered their chance to grandstand with a face-saving punishment. So they did this. Shameful.”

“If Will Smith can be banned from the Oscars for 10 years, can’t we at least ban Donald Trump from the Capitol for 10 years? In both cases, the scene of the crime, as it were.”

“Sexual harassers and creeps from all over Hollywood will be awarded for their behavior but one slap gets Will Smith a decade-long ban. He isn’t in the right but it’s telling that *this* is the action that received a big punishment.”

“I’m sorry but this is racism at its finest. The Oscars didn’t ban John Wayne after he tried to attack Sacheen Littlefeather, they haven’t banned a single f**king pedophile or sex offender but they’re quick to ban Will Smith.”

“I really feel like people have been waiting to catch Will Smith slipping for YEARS and now is their chance to crush him. A decade-long ban is nuts.”

“So… Will Smith is banned from the Oscars over the slap… but when are y’all gonna ban known predators from attending and receiving awards because Louis CK just won a whole a** Grammy.”

The ten-year ban they gave Will Smith feels very ‘make a lesson of this Black person.”

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