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Gayle King Says She's 'Pulling' for Chris Rock Following 'Unfortunate' Oscars Incident (Exclusive)
Gayle King is weighing in on the most recent development in the ongoing aftermath of Will Smith hitting Chris Rock in the face during this year's Oscars.The veteran TV news journalist sparkled in a gorgeous, custom, pink Marc Bouwer gown on the red carpet at the 2022 CMT Music Awards on Monday in Nashville, and she spoke with ET's Rachel Smith about the latest turn in the Hollywood scandal — namely, Smith being banned from attending Academy events for the next 10 years.«I think the whole thing is so unfortunate,» King shared, adding, «I think there have to be consequences to your actions.»«I have no idea what's right, what's wrong, I don't. But the whole thing makes me so sad, because I like them both,» she added.According to King, she's «really pulling» for Chris Rock following the high-profile incident, sharing, «I just want him to be fine.»«And it seems Will is very regretful and very remorseful, and that's an important first step,» King shared.The decision to ban Smith from future Academy events was announced on Friday.In a letter addressed to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences family, and obtained by ET, Academy president David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson said the Board of Governors in a Friday meeting concluded that «for a period of 10 years from April 8, 2022, Mr.
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‘Only do 6 years!’ Ricky Gervais mocks Will Smith's 10-year Oscars ban amid slap row
Oscars and any other event hosted by the Academy for the next ten years.The move comes after the actor slapped comedian Chris Rock, 57, on stage at the 2022 ceremony after he made a jibe about Jada Pinkett Smith's shaved head following her battle with alopecia.The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air star stormed the stage after Chris made a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith - who has alopecia - sporting a buzzcut.Ricky has now taken to Twitter, where he enjoys a following of 14.7 million, to react to the latest development following the incident.Sharing a news article about the Academy’s decision, Ricky wrote: “Hopefully, he'll only do 6 years with good behaviour.”The After Life star's reaction comes as The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its ruling yesterday as it explained its reasoning for the measure.In an open letter to the Academy "family”, David Rubin, President, and Dawn Hudson, CEO, said this year’s Oscars ceremony was “meant to be a celebration of the many individuals who did incredible work this past year”.“However,” they continued, “Those moments were overshadowed by the unacceptable and harmful behaviour we saw Mr Smith exhibit on stage”.They also apologised for being “unprepared for the unprecedented” and issuing a delayed response.“During our telecast, we did not adequately address the situation in the room,” they wrote.“For this, we are sorry.This was an opportunity for us to set an example for our guests, viewers and our Academy family around the world, and we fell short — unprepared for the unprecedented.”Following Ricky’s tweet, social media users were quick to weigh in regarding the controversial scenes.Rustle_Dust_ said: “I'm not sure we should have a culture where people can be