New Delhi: In the wake of his slap incident at Oscars 2022, Apple has determined to postpone the discharge date of Will Smith‘s film ‘Emancipation’. As per Variety, the streaming large is planning to delay the film`s launch to someday in 2023.
While Apple has not shared an official date, one supply accustomed to the scenario stated, “it`s the unstated fact” that the action-drama won’t hit the platform in 2022.
Emancipation, sees Smith portraying a runaway slave named Peter, which is predicated on a real story from an 1863 picture titled ‘The Scourged Back’.
For the unversed, whereas presenting one of the best documentary function award on the 2022 Oscars, Chris Rock made a joke about Smith’s spouse Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head.
Rock stated he couldn`t wait to see Pinkett Smith, who has alopecia areata, star in ‘G.I. Jane 2’ which led Smith to go up on stage and slap Rock.
Smith returned to his seat and shouted, “Keep my spouse`s title out of your fu**ing mouth!”
A couple of minutes after the incident, Smith was introduced Best Actor on the 94th Academy Awards. While accepting his first-ever Oscar for finest actor (main function) in `King Richard`, Smith apologized to the Academy and fellow nominees however didn’t point out Rock.
However, after receiving backlash for his disorderly behaviour, Smith issued an apology to Chris Rock and the Academy on his social media deal with.On March 29, there was a brief digital assembly between Smith, Rubin and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson, initiated by Smith.
And then after a couple of days, Academy banned Smith from Oscars for 10 years.