Daytime ABC talk show “The View” took to Twitter to share a snippet of Whoopi Goldberg and the other presenters tabling the subject down for discussion, emphasizing the actor’s future, including prospective projects.
Whoopi Goldberg Believes Will Smith Will Be Fine Following Oscars Scandal
The tweet read, “CAN WILL SMITH’S CAREER RECOVER FROM SLAP? After the actor resigned from the Academy and some of his future projects are reportedly in question following the #Oscars incident, #TheView co-hosts discuss his path forward.”
Below the message, the attached video began with Goldberg’s reference to Kanye West’s and Louis C.K’s Grammy win, which several people regarded as controversial. She then connected the controversy with that of the Oscars.
The “King Richard” star’s future projects are in question, and some wonder if his career will ever remain the same. Goldberg believed he had a path back, and he would be fine.
Joy Behar chipped into the conversation, saying she was tired of talking about Will’s scandal and would prefer if they spoke about Clarence and Ginni Thomas as they had more effect on the people’s lives.
However, she understood that the issue had upset many Americans, and she believed it should not.
With over thirty years of career portraying a positive image and philanthropic character, the presenter felt that the movie icon should not be judged by his worst moment but by his entire career.
She also noted that the controversy would remain with Will for the rest of his life and could be included in his obituary, but that did not mean it should define his life or career.
Behar continued by saying she thought Netflix and other production companies were making a mistake, and she hoped they reconsidered as they should be able to separate his art from him as a person.
CAN WILL SMITH’S CAREER RECOVER FROM SLAP? After the actor resigned from the academy and some of his future projects are reportedly in question following the #Oscars incident, #TheView co-hosts discuss his path forward. https://t.co/BQtHWJorE6 pic.twitter.com/OQID0wYGgP
— The View (@TheView) April 4, 2022
Sunny Hostin mentioned that some streaming platforms might not want to risk being involved with Will because they wonder if they would lose money or viewers.
That was a valid discussion as people find it hard to separate the art from the artist. Hostin stated that people had to make the separation, and Goldberg agreed, saying if people did not do so, then no one could be artists.
The conversation continued with the debate on the Oscars incident and the consequences associated with Will’s act which people could not un-see, especially when they got to watch any of his productions.
The Twitter clip gained thousands of views, and fans had a lot to say about the whole drama. Naturally, some took Will’s side, while others were not so willing to take sides with the 53-year-old.
This will not be the first instance where hosts of “The View” would bring up the Oscars scandal, as The Blast confirmed they did so last month following the “Bad Boys” star’s public apology.
At the time, Goldberg, a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science Boards of Governors, accepted Will’s apology but noted that there would be consequences as no one was okay with the occurrence.
Hostin agreed; however, she believed the consequence should involve probably taking his Academy award but not as extreme as canceling the entertainer from the industry.
The One-Time Academy Awards Recipient Is Willing To Accept All Consequences Of Oscars Episode
As The Blast recently revealed, Will resigned from the Academy before the board of governors could take any disciplinary action against him.
The Academy did not intend to take back the entertainer’s first-ever Oscars; rather, they were deliberating whether to suspend or expel him.
The board members were scheduled to assemble later in the month to discuss the measures; however, Will beat them to it by stepping down.
His resignation coincidentally happened on the same day producer Will Packer had an interview on “Good Morning America,” talking about his meeting with Rock after the Academy Awards episode.
The “Hancock” actor was willing to accept all consequences for his “shocking, painful, and inexcusable” actions at the Oscars as he had responded to the Academy’s disciplinary hearing notice.
He released a lengthy statement, as reported by Deadline, to announce his resignation from the Academy and state that he was committed to “making efforts” of ensuring he never allowed violence to take over reason.