Trevor Noah did not hold back when he inaugurated The 64th GRAMMY Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas.
This is after Men In Black actor Chris Rock stormed The Oscars stage, and slapped comedian Chris Rock across their faces after he made a dig at Jada pinkett-Smith’s hair.
Chris Rock, 57 claimed Jada’s hair looked like G.I. Jane, the role Demi Moore famously shaved Jane’s head for.
Jada is afflicted by alopecia. Her husband, however, was not ready to overlook the comment. Rock struck Jada and he shouted: “Keep my wife’s name out of your f***ing mouth!”
Trevor spoke in front of a packed crowd. “It is going to be such a beautiful evening, don’t even think of it as an award show.
“This concert is where we give out awards.”
The South African added: “We’ll be listening, dancing, singing, and we’ll be doing some chores.
“We’re going to be keeping people’s names out of out mouths.”
Instantly, social media was flooded with fans who shared their thoughts and one simple saying. “Trevor Noah just made a Will Smith joke #Grammys.”
“Help, Trevor Noah is so funny #WillSmith #Grammys #TrevorNoah,”One thing led to another.
Before a third comment: “It took Trevor Noah 6 minutes to make a Will Smith reference. #Grammys.”
“Trevor snuck that Will Smith joke in there lol #Grammys,”A fourth time, he laughed.
Will has since resigned from his position on the Academy board. His resignation was accepted.
He stated: “I betrayed the trust of the Academy, I deprived other nominees and winners of their opportunity to celebrate and be celebrated for their extraordinary work, I am heartbroken.”My list of people I have hurt includes Chris, his loved ones, many of my dearest friends, and all those present, as well as global audiences.”
He added that he “Accept any additional consequences that the Board considers necessary.”
David Rubin is the president of Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. He confirmed to PA News Agency that Will’s resignation was accepted. “received and accepted”.
He stated: “We have received and accepted Mr Will Smith’s immediate resignation from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
“We will continue to move forward with our disciplinary proceedings against Mr Smith for violations of the Academy’s Standards of Conduct, in advance of our next scheduled board meeting on April 18.”
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