During a talking engagement at Georgia State University (with preliminary reporting by Atlanta Journal-Constitution who coated the occasion), Harvey mentions how the slap was a “punk transfer” and he’s “misplaced lots of respect for him.”
He didn’t maintain again his emotions in regards to the state of affairs and talked about how religion has helped him remedy issues in a non-violent method. “I’m a Christian, however I’m actually undeveloped. I don’t have high-level Christianity. On a scale of 1 to 10, I’m like a 2. That’s the extent of Christianity I can work on,” Harvey stated. “You slap T.D. Jakes, he’ll flip the opposite cheek. You slap me? If you sit again in your seat, Jada [Will’s wife] must transfer out of the way in which. That’s the kind of Christian I’m.”
In April, Smith submitted a resignation to the Academy, and subsequently, the Academy launched a letter banning the actor from any Academy associated occasions for 10 years–and he accepted the phrases. “I settle for and respect the Academy’s resolution,” Smith stated in a succinct assertion quickly after AMPAS made their POV public.