Following Will Smith’s shocking slap in the face onstage at the 2022 Oscars, the Tony Awards issued a “strict non-violence policy” to attendees ahead of the ceremony.
The warning was issued in the FAQ section of a letter sent by the productions to attendees of the 75th annual Tony Awards, which is scheduled for June 12 at Radio City Music Hall.
“In the event of an incident, the perpetrator will be removed from the event immediately,” the letter said.
The letter also outlined a number of other rules, including the event’s dress code and its Covid-19 policy, which requires guests to be fully vaccinated in order to attend.
The ‘non-violence’ warning comes weeks after Smith shocked Hollywood and the world after slapping comedian Chris Rock onstage during the 94th Academy Awards live on March 27 for a joke about his wife’s shaved head.
Despite the shocking slap, the 54-year-old Pursuit of happiness the actor was allowed to remain at the event and won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in king richard.