Do you remember the ugly spat at the Oscars between Will Smith and Chris Rock? Well, it’s also being referred as slap gate incident. Following the incident, it has been decided there will be ‘no violence policy’ in the upcoming Tony Awards show.
It all happened when the Tony award makers announced new policies to handle such incidents. This was communicated to ticket buyers yesterday.
Sometime back, Oscars live show interrupted when Will Smith, winner of best actor didn’t hesitate to slap the presenter and comedian Chris Rock on the stage after he cracked a joke about Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett-Smith’s hair,
Tony Awards to Introduce ‘No Violence’ Policy Ahead of 2022 Show
The incident shocked the entire audience. Although, Smith later apologized about his actions not only to the comedian but also the Academy, he has been banned from the Oscars and other related events for a decade.
Following the incident, Tony awards will have all the procedures to handle an individual. The upcoming Tony Awards show will follow a no-violence policy after the Oscars incident happened on March 27.
Ahead of the upcoming event, this is what the producers wrote, “The Tony Awards has a strict no violence policy.” it said.
“In the event of an incident, the perpetrator will be removed from the event immediately,” the letter further read.
The new policy at the Tony Awards show have been introduced in addition to the normal set of rules that include dress code, seating arrangement and vaccination which will be required for all who attend the upcoming New York event.
The Tony Awards show will take place on Sunday, June 12.
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