Tony Awards Introduces ‘No Violence’ Rule Following Will Smith’s Oscars Slap
Weeks after Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars show, the Tony Awards Productions has instituted a ‘no violence’ rule, reported Billboard News.
In a letter to prospective ticketholders for their 75th annual ceremony, producers said, “The Tony Awards has a strict no violence policy.” They added, “In the event of an incident, the perpetrator will be removed from the event immediately.”
This comes several weeks after Best Actor winner Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock at the 94th Academy Awards show over an allegedly offensive joke directed at Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith.
For its June 12th ceremony, the Tony Awards have introduced a new set of policies including seating arrangements, dress code, and vaccination requirements for attendees, as per Billboard News.