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Twitter Says You Can’t Cancel Will Smith Because Of Roman Polanski

Twitter users are battling over whether or not to cancel Will Smith.

Smith, 53, stunned audiences and viewers at the 2022 Oscars when he took the stage on Sunday and slapped presenter Chris Rock after the latter made a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

The ‘King Richard’ star went on to win the golden statuette for Best Actor in a Leading Role shortly after the incident. However, The Post has since reported that the Academy may revoke her award following her actions.

Twitter was divided on whether to cancel Smith, especially since other Oscar winners such as Roman Polanski, Harvey Weinstein and many others are said to have committed other unspeakable acts – and still have their trophies.

Some are calling for the ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ actor be disciplined. “I call on the Academy, of which I am a member, to take disciplinary action against Will Smith. He has disgraced our entire community tonight,” tweeted writer Marshall Herskovitz.

Another one intervened and responded to Herskovitz’s words by saying, “I can assure you that your community has a lot more shameful actions that have affected a lot more people than Will Smith.” See Roman Polanski, Mel Gibson, Harvey Weinstein, Alfred Hitchcock.

Another one added“Just remember they gave Roman Polanski an Oscar in absentia after he fled the country to avoid a child molestation conviction.”

Polanski, 88, won the Best Director Oscar in 2003 for his work on ‘The Pianist’. However, he did not attend the ceremony as he fled the United States following a rape charge. Harrison Ford accepted the award on Polanksi’s behalf and the filmmaker received a standing ovation.

One of them argued that viewers shouldn’t condemn Smith for his actions, rattling off the names of many other actors who allegedly crossed a line. “No, we’re not going to do that to a black man when we haven’t done it to Roman Polanski, Woody Allen, Harvey Weinstein, Michael Douglas, Douglas Hoffman, Richard Dreyfuss, Paul Haggis, James Franco, Kevin Spacey, Casey Affleck, Mel Gibson, Arthur Freed, Joan Crawford [and] Clark Gable,” they wrote.

Will Smith accepts the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for ‘King Richard’ at the 94th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
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‘If we’re talking about taking over Oscar, let’s start with Roman Polanski,’ someone said another thought. “So in this case, Woody Allen, Roman Polanski, Guillermo del Toro and Harvey Weinstein are also returning their Oscars,” a suggested.

An user also noted“The Academy spent decades ignoring the rape by Harvey Weinstein before being forced to remove it from its membership, and never took action on the violence of Roman Polanski who drugged and raped a 13-year-old teenager. years or Mel Gibson who continues to promote hatred.”

The Academy issued its own statement regarding the incident and denounced the violence. “The Academy does not condone any form of violence,” the show tweeted Monday morning. “Tonight, we are thrilled to celebrate our 94th Academy Award winners, who deserve this moment of recognition from their peers and moviegoers around the world.”

People slammed the broadcast memo and shook their heads from behind their computer screens.

“Yes, you let the guy win lmao”, a responded. Another said“You have given a perpetrator five uninterrupted minutes on a global platform to excuse his behavior. You are not just condoning the violence. You are condoning and amplifying it!

New York Post

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