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Academy member Whoopi Goldberg: blow has consequences for Will Smith | show

After the organization behind The Academy Awards announced it was investigating the incident between Will Smith and Chris Rock, Whoopi Goldberg has responded in the American program The View, of which she is co-host. Goldberg is a member of The Academy and is therefore aware of the latest developments.

After Rock joked about Jada Pinkett Smith’s bald head, Will Smith walked up to the stage and punched the comedian in the face.

“I’m not going to talk about what’s going on internally at the Oscars right now. I accept Will Smith’s apology, but there are consequences to his action. Big consequences, because nobody is okay with what happened. Nobody, nobody, nobody. What’s going on now is that everyone is back to their senses and wondering what happened. It could be from a joke Chris made about Will and Jada four years ago, we don’t know,” Goldberg said.

The actress, herself an Oscar winner, also commented on the fact that after the incident, Smith was taken care of during the commercial break by Denzel Washington, Tyler Perry and Bradley Cooper, while according to many it should be Rock who should get help. ,,The reason for that is that no one was allowed access to the stage anymore, there were people behind the scenes who caught Chris. And that Will was taken care of by a number of colleagues is because no one knew what he was doing and whether he might do other crazy things. He needed to be calmed down.”

Goldberg said that the show’s producers ultimately decided not to remove Smith from the event. “Then you would have had to explain for another fifteen to twenty minutes why a black man is being removed, five seconds before it is determined whether or not he will get his Oscar. I think producer Will Packer made the right decision by continuing with the show and then looking into what exactly happened. It’s not the first time crazy things have happened at the Oscars, but it’s the first time we’ve seen someone attack another person on stage.”

Chris Rock has been silent since the incident.

Academy member Whoopi Goldberg: blow has consequences for Will Smith | show
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