Host Jimmy Kimmel criticized Will Smith at the Oscars 2023 ceremony
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel, the host of the Screen Awards 2023 ceremony, criticized actor Will Smith for slapping Chris Rock on stage during last year’s Academy Awards ceremony.
“We want you to have fun, to feel safe,” Jimmy Kimmel said in his opening speech at the Oscars held yesterday.
“The bottom line is that we want ‘me to feel safe on stage,’ so we have some strict policies in place,” he criticized Will Smith without naming him.
He added that if anyone in this theater assaults anyone at any point during the show, he will be awarded the Oscar for Best Actor and then allowed to give a 19-minute long speech on stage here. will be given
It should be noted that during the Academy Awards ceremony on March 27 last year, actor Will Smith slapped host Chris Rock for joking about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith on stage.
After which Will Smith also received the best actor award at the same event and he gave a very emotional speech after receiving the award.
Later, Will Smith also apologized for slapping Chris Rock during the ceremony and resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The actor has now been banned from attending the Oscars for 10 years.