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How Academy dealt with Will Smith’s debacle presents a very modern dilemma

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences did the sensible thing when it was banned Will Smith of its events for a decade. For all the hand-wringing over whether the punishment was too severe or not nearly enough, Smith’s case was a simple one, an overt and closed exception to our culture’s rapidly emerging rule: It’s hard to accept new social norms and the means to enforce them develop them on the fly.

after Smith charged them oscars Slapped on stage and presenter Chris Rock for making a joke at Smith’s wife’s expense, the immediate official reaction appeared to be paralysis. Given the unprecedented nature of the incident, the shock was understandable. Fortunately, the academy recovered from its initial weakness and imposed a severe punishment tailored to the offence.

https://www.independent.ie/opinion/analysis/how-academy-handled-will-smith-debacle-highlights-a-very-modern-dilemma-41548354.html How Academy dealt with Will Smith’s debacle presents a very modern dilemma

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