Joey McFarland, one of the producers of Will Smith’s new movie ‘Emancipation’ apologized for bringing the photo of the real inspiration behind the expected movie. During the red carpet interview at the premiere of ‘Emancipation,’ McFarland brought a photograph of ‘Whipped Peter.’ he carried the original photo from 1863.
In the interview with Variety during the premiere, Joey McFarland said, “I have the photo. This is the original photograph from 1863. I wanted a piece of Peter to be here tonight,”
he continued“Sadly to say, so many artifacts and photographs have not been preserved or curated or respected. And I took it upon myself to curate and build a collection for future generations.”
The real name of the person in the photo was Gordon. The photo was taken during the uniform fitting to join the Union army. The photo got spread very widely throughout the world, at that time, which exposed the brutal nature of slavery to the U.S. population during the time.
In the apology, the producer clarified noting, “I wholeheartedly apologize to everyone I have offended by bringing a photograph of Peter to the Emancipationpremiere. My intent was to honor this remarkable man and to remind the general public that his image not only brought about change in 1863 but still resonates and promotes change today.”
The movie ‘Emancipation’ is based on Gordan’s escape from slavery, Will Smith stars in the film and is directed by Antoine Fuqua.
Will Smith to Face 10 Year Ban by Oscars for Slapgate!
The Academy calls Will’s behavior “unacceptable and harmful”
Yup, you heard it right! Will Smith paid a huge price as a consequence for slapping comedian andWill Smith’s ‘Emancipation’ producer McFarland apologizes for ‘Whipped Peter’ Pic host Chris Rock on stage. The Academy Awards (Oscars) banned Will Smith from entering Oscars or any shows hosted by The Academy for a decade. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science condemned Will’s behavior calling it “unacceptable and harmful” in an official statement.
“We want to express our deep gratitude to Mr. Rock for maintaining his composure under extraordinary circumstances. We also want to thank our hosts, nominees, presenters, and winners for their poise and grace during our telecast. This action we are taking today in response to Will Smith’s behavior is a step toward a larger goal of protecting the safety of our performers and guests and restoring trust in the Academy. We also hope this can begin a time of healing and restoration for all involved and impacted,” the statement said
Now the board concluded on the punishment for his actions and announced it officially. The CEO and President of The Academy of Motion Picture and Sciences released a statement that “The Board has decided, for a period of 10 years from April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith shall not be permitted to attend any Academy events or programs, in person or virtually, including but not limited to the Academy Awards.”
Furious Will Smith Slaps Chris Rock on Oscars Stage!
Mar 28, 2022
All that it took for Will Smith to rage from a laughing celebrity to a furious husband was a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. Chris Rock must’ve paid a huge backlash by messing up with Will Smith with his joke. Will Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith has been vocal about her medical condition called alopecia, an autoimmune disorder that took a toll on her health and hair loss. We all can understand how hard this must be for Will Smith and his family.
Unfortunately, Chris Rock made a thoughtless joke about Pinkett Smith’s shaved head while announcing an award for best documentary on the Oscar stage. He joked, “Jada I love you, ‘G.I. Jane 2,’ can’t wait to see it.”
It was quite obvious how Pinkett Smith got hurt by this comment while she rolled her eyes. The audience too didn’t seem to appreciate the joke as Chris Rock tried to cover the embarrassment by saying “That was a nice one.” But it didn’t take a second for her husband Will Smith who sat right next to her to get up from his seat and walk towards the stage. While Rock laughed and said “Oh uh” to see Will closing towards him, he received a rock-hard slap from Will Smith that sent the whole stadium to silence.
Though he got back to his seat, Will Smith shouted at Chris Rock twice to keep his wife’s name out of his mouth. He said, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f***ing mouth. Keep my wife’s name out of your f***ing mouth!”
Roughly after 45 minutes, Will Smith got back on stage to receive the award for best actor and apologized to the Academy and fellow nominees for the incident but not to Chirs Rock. He was in tears all through his acceptance speech as he said,
“Thank you for this moment. I’m thinking on behalf of Richard and the entire William family.
“Richard Williams was a fierce defender of his family. In this time in my life, I am overwhelmed by what God is calling on me to do and be in this world. I want to apologize to Academy, I want to apologize to all my fellow nominees. This is a beautiful moment and I am not crying for winning an award. It’s not about winning an award for me. Art imitates life. I look like the crazy father, just like Richard Williams. But love will make you do crazy things.”
He concluded his speech by saying “Thank you. I hope the Academy invites me back.”
What’s said and done is done. Let’s check out how some celebrities reacted to this incident on Twitter,
And That’s How We Do It
— Jaden (@jaden) March 28, 2022
yooo i'm crying at these reactions to will smith slapping chris rock 😂😂#Oscarpic.twitter.com/y2Aty8pwhp
— izrael (@ghyter7) March 28, 2022
Well, now you know why we had to get him out of Philly to go live with his aunt and uncle in Bel Air.
— US Rep Brendan Boyle (@RepBrendanBoyle) March 28, 2022
Anyway, King Richard is a great film and I’m glad Will Smith won an Oscar for his performance.
— Kath 🇺🇦💙🙀❄️🇪🇺✊🏾 (@KathyBurke) March 28, 2022
Will Smith Climbs to the Top of Burj Khalifa for His Fitness Show
Nov 15, 2021
Can you imagine yourself climbing to the world’s tallest building? But One of the world’s highest-grossing actors did. The Internet is flooded with his picture sitting on the top of the building.
Hollywood star Will Smith has climbed to the top of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, for the sake of his YouTube series ‘Best Shape of My Life,’ filming his weight loss journey. He reached 160 floors within 61 minutes. He said, “This is the individual highest point that a human being can be in a man-made structure on Earth.” The first two episodes of the series were dropped on November 8. The remaining four episodes will be released regularly on Will Smith’s official YouTube channel.
The American rapper has been documenting a video on his health and fitness. As a part of the Youtube series, he climbed 2,909 stairs of Burj Khalifa and finished the task. You might have known that he had a thought to end his life. The Grammy award-winning actor once said “When I started this show, I thought I was getting into the best shape of my life physically but mentally I was somewhere else and I ended up discovering a whole lot of hidden things about myself.” He further stated, “I am writing my book and it’s like exposing my life and so many things that people don’t know about me.”
In the video, ‘I Am Legend’ actor was exhausted and sweaty as he continued climbing. When he reached the 160th floor, he realized that he could climb more steps.
Previously, Will has shared a shirtless pic on Instagram. The caption reads, “I’m going to be really serious – I’m in the worst shape of my life.”Then Will gained weight during the lockdown and faced challenges in losing weight. But his effort and commitment to fitness are commendable and should be appreciated.