Oscars Producer Did Not Want Will Smith Physically Removed After Slap

Will Packer, the producer of the telecast, said that Smith had been asked to leave after slapping Chris Rock, and then there were discussions of having him physically removed.

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The Oscars’ Popularity Crisis

Why academy efforts like trimming awards from the telecast won’t help. People watch because it’s a show about elite work, not in spite of it.

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