The 94th Academy Awards had some of the finest movies, filmmakers, editors, and cinematographers to celebrate the triumph of cinema. But in a surprising twist of events, the ceremony was overshadowed by the controversy caused by Will Smith. Smith, who was nominated for Best Actor, and later won the award for his role in King Richard physically assaulted comedian and host Chris Rock on stage. Prior to this incident, Rock had cracked a joke aiming at Jada Pinkett-Smith’s baldness caused due to alopecia, which apparently triggered Smith to assault the comedian on stage.
Despite assaulting another celebrity on stage, Will Smith took home the Best Actor award minutes later which left fans in a split. While a few fans and celebrities have defended Smith for his actions as he stood up for his wife, the more rational and sensible crowd has condemned the global superstar. From Mark Hamill to Judd Apatow, many popular celebrities have taken to social media to hold Smith accountable for his actions. Joining them is The Batman star Zoe Kravitz, who has taken a dig at Will Smith in her latest Instagram post.
Zoe Kravitz Takes Her Stance Against Will Smith
After her phenomenal performance as Selina Kyle/Catwoman in The Batman, Zoe Kravitz has risen to global stardom. The actor left behind some of the leading names in Hollywood to bag the role, thus establishing herself as one of the budding stars to watch out for. Like her character in the movie, Kravitz has channeled her inner Catwoman to show her stance against bullying, and in this case, against Will Smith.
In her latest Instagram post, the actor has used a scathing and calculated remark against Smith for his actions. Here’s the quote:
“Here’s a picture of my dress at the award show where we are apparently assaulting people on stage now.”
After the incident, fans were shocked to see Will Smith winning the Best Actor award. In his award acceptance speech, Smith apologized to the Academy and his fellow nominees for his inappropriate behavior. However, he didn’t include Chris Rock in his speech, to the dismay of many fans and celebrities. Afterward, the actor has released a public apology to Chris Rock on his Instagram handle, which many fans feel is just a publicity stunt to salvage his image.
In the light of recent events, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has launched a formal investigation and has issued a statement too, condemning the actions of Will Smith. While it’s now clear that Smith’s award won’t be stripped off, fans are still awaiting the judgment that awaits the actor in the future.