Tom Cruise Attends Oscar Luncheon as Academy Addresses Controversy Surrounding Will Smith’s Infamous Slap
The controversy surrounding Smith’s slap has sparked a wider discussion about the treatment of celebrities and the media.
Actor Tom Cruise made a surprise appearance at the annual Oscar luncheon, where he mingled with fellow Hollywood A-listers and took part in the festivities. The star’s appearance was a welcome sight for fans, who have been eagerly anticipating his upcoming film releases.
Cruise’s attendance at the luncheon also coincided with the Academy’s addressing of the controversy involving actor Will Smith. The “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star made headlines in recent weeks after a video surfaced of him slapping a reporter who tried to kiss him on the red carpet.
In a statement, the Academy condemned the reporter’s actions, stating, “I’m sure you all remember we experienced an unprecedented event at the Oscars.” According to Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Janet Yang, “What happened onstage was fully unacceptable, and the response from our organisation was inadequate.”
The controversy surrounding Smith’s slap has sparked a wider discussion about the treatment of celebrities and the media. Despite the controversy, the Oscar luncheon serves as a precursor to the upcoming Academy Awards, which are set to take place in the coming weeks.