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Apple TV+ delays Will Smith film “Emancipation” after infamous Oscars slap

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The release date of the actor’s film ‘Emancipation,’ which was intended to debut this year, has been moved back to 2023. Following Will Smith’s slap incident at the Oscars 2022, Apple TV+ has chosen to postpone the release date of his film Emancipation.

‘Emancipation’ will not hit the Apple TV+ in 2022

According to The Recent Times, the streaming service intends to postpone the film’s premiere until 2023. While Apple TV+ has not released an official timetable, one insider familiar with the issue claimed, “it’s the unspoken fact” that the action-drama will not hit the device in 2022. Emancipation, in which Will Smith plays a fugitive slave named Peter, is based on a genuine incident from the 1863 photograph The Scourged Back.


What exactly happened at the 2022 Oscars between Chris Rock and Will Smith

Chris Rock made a joke about Will Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Will Smith’s wife shorn head. When presenting the best documentary feature award at the 2022 Oscars. Rock expressed excitement overseeing Pinkett Smith. Who has alopecia areata, star in ‘GI Jane 2,’ prompting Will Smith to jump up on stage and smack Rock. “Keep my wife’s name out of your (expletive) lips!” Will Smith said as he returned to his seat.

Chris Rock
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Will Smith apologized later on

Will Smith was named Best Actor at the 94th Oscars Awards just minutes after the event. Will Smith apologised. To the Oscars and fellow candidates when winning his first Oscar for best actor (main role) in ‘King Richard,’. But did not mention Rock.


Will Smith apologized on social media platforms as well

Will Smith, however, made an apology to Chris Rock and the Oscars on his social media profile. After getting outraged by his disruptive behaviour. Will Smith convened a brief virtual meeting between Will Smith, Rubin, and Oscars CEO Dawn Hudson on March 29. A few days ago, the Oscar barred Will Smith from receiving Oscars for the next ten years.


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