Will Smith had recently been banned from the Oscars for 10 years in the wake of the slap door incident. However, this decision that came on Friday from Academy Motion Of Pictures, Arts and Science did not go down well with netizens.
Many took to Twitter and wrote their feelings regarding this decision.
One user felt the punishment was insufficient and should have been jailed.
Another irate fan chimed in and said, “He is a disgrace to the industry and a poor representative of family values. He should return his Oscar and sign up for the anger management program.”
Another user saw this as a misuse of ‘power’. They wrote: “Money doesn’t buy class. He should have been charged with assault! If any of us had done this, we would still be sitting in jail.”
Some joked that “Jada will have to go to the Oscars alone” since her husband Smith is not allowed inside the premises from now on.
It is pertinent to note that the 53-year-old in response to the ban decision responded on Friday that he “accepted” and “respected” his punishment by the Academy boards.