Academy Bars Will Smith From Oscars Ceremony for 10 Years After Slap

Smith had already resigned from the Academy, saying he had “betrayed” its trust with conduct that was “shocking, painful, and inexcusable.”

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One Last Takeaway From ‘The Slap’: Leave Black Women’s Hair Alone

Lost in the Oscars fray is the hurt inflicted when a group is denigrated for a laugh. Chris Rock, who has examined this issue in a documentary, should have known better.

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Will Smith’s Slap Could Hurt His Family’s Brand

Will Smith has spent decades radiating boundless likability. His family has become known for sharing therapy sessions online. His smack at the Oscars has complicated all of that.

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Oscars Audience Jumped After Will Smith’s Slap of Chris Rock

But the largest audience of the night was tuned in earlier, during Troy Kotsur’s win for best supporting actor.

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Roxane Gay: Will Smith Was Wrong, but Being Thin-Skinned Is Not

A defense of thin skin.

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The Slap Wasn’t the Only Astonishing Thing About the Oscars

One stretch of the broadcast featured a remarkable convergence of Black celebrities, our critic writes. But in the midst of it all, Will Smith’s victory became a defeat.

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Four Opinion Writers: Why Will Smith’s Slap Caused an Uproar

Charles Blow, Roxane Gay and Esau McCaulley join Lulu Garcia-Navarro to discuss why the incident has elicited so many passionate responses.

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No Joke: When Will Smith Slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars

A sampling of the reaction to the slap that was the talk of the Academy Awards.

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2022 Oscars Gets Higher Ratings Than Last Year’s Academy Awards

Early results showed a 32 percent improvement from last year’s event, to 13.73 million viewers.

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The Oscars Slap Divides Hollywood and Raises Questions

When Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Academy Awards for telling a joke about his wife, it divided Hollywood, sparking denunciations, defenses and debates.

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Will Smith Hits Chris Rock at the Oscars. Here’s What We Know.

The apparently unscripted moment stunned viewers and audiences alike. The telecast was muted and paused in the United States.

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Hollywood’s First Family of Putting It Out There

In a book, web series and music, Will, Jada, Jaden and Willow have remade a star household for the new era of reality-driven celebrity.

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A Teacher Held a Famous Racism Exercise in 1968. She’s Still at It.

The day after Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, Jane Elliott carried out the “Blue Eyes, Brown Eyes” exercise in her classroom. Now, people are returning to her work.

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YouTube Takes Shane Dawson’s Ads Away

Beauty YouTube as we knew it may be over as two major influencers face the next generation.

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