April 23, 2024 4:39 pm

Emancipation Director Talks Releasing the Will Smith Movie Following the Slap Heard Round The World
Emancipation Director Talks Releasing the Will Smith Movie Following the Slap Heard Round The World

Emancipation Director Talks Releasing the Will Smith Movie Following the Slap Heard Round The World

Director Antoine Fuqua has defended releasing his and Will Smith’s upcoming historical thriller, Emancipation, in the wake of the Slap Heard Round the World. In case you somehow did not hear, Will Smith faced significant criticism and punishment after taking the stage during this year’s Oscars ceremony and slapping Chris Rock across the face. Smith has since apologized, been banned from attending the event for ten years, and has had several projects thrown into question. Fuqua though feels that Emancipation’s story of slavery and brutality is far bigger, and far more important than “one bad moment.”

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