After the infamous slap incident at the Oscars 2022, Apple has decided to postpone and delay the release date of Will Smith’s film “Emancipation’, to 2023. As per the reports the streaming giant has been planning about the delay of the film’s release to somewhat around in 2023.
On the other hand Apple has not shared the official date, whereas one source who is familiar with the situation mentioned that, “it’s the unspoken truth” that the action-drama will not hit the platform in 2022.
The film were the actor will be seen portraying the role of a runaway slave named Peter, and the film is based upon a true story dating back to a 1863 photo titled which is titled as “The Scourged Back.”
During the Oscars 2022, while presenting the best documentary feature award comedian Chris Rock had made a joke about Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith relating to her shaved head. After which Rock mentioned that he he couldn’t wait to see Pinkett Smith, who has alopecia areata, star in ‘G.I. Jane 2’ which made Will Smith angry and after that he went on the stage and slap Rock.
Will Smith won the Oscar just after a few minutes of the slap incident
Even after slapping Rock Smith returned back to his seat and shouted out loudly saying, “Keep my wife’s name out of your fu**ing mouth!” just few minutes after the incident took place Smith was announced as the best actor at the 94th Academy Awards. During his speech after receiving the Oscar, for his lead role in the film “King Richard”, the actor had apologized to the academy and the fellow nominees but he didn’t mentioned Rock at that time.
Even after all this the actor received backlash for the disorderly behavior of himself. Smith had issued an apology to Chris Rock and the Academy in his social media. After that on 29 March 2022, during a short virtual meeting between Smith, Rubin and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson, initiated by Smith. Just after a few days, the academy had banned Smith from the Oscars for 10 years.