Oscar Awards boss, Janet Yang has admitted that the Academy were wrong to allow Hollywood actor Will Smith to stay at last year’s Oscar Awards after he infamously slapped Chris Rock.
Janet Yang, an American film producer made the admission during an interview with Good Morning Britain ahead ahead of the 95th Academy Awards ceremony on Monday 13 March.
According to her, the Academy ‘would respond more swiftly in removing the person’ should a similar incident happen this year.
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She confirmed the Academy had ‘a team of people, we have security’ on hand to defuse any issues this year, and backed the decision to ban Will Smith from the ceremony for the next ten years.
She said: ‘The board of governors made a decision and we are going to stick by that decision.’