A very seriously constructed mail as has been sent to all the Members of the Oscars Academy, which is in concern with their first code of conduct following a spate of Hollywood sex scandals.
In an email sent to the 8,427 members, the CEO of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science has stated “people who abuse their status, power or influence in a manner that violates standards of decency” may be expelled.
The recipients of such code of conduct mail include stars like Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg and Steven Spielberg. The codes were approved by the academy’s 54-member board of governors, in a meeting on Tuesday evening.
The Academy had stated earlier that it would, “work to establish ethical standards of conduct that all academy members will be expected to exemplify.” During the time of Harvey Weinstein’s expulsion in October.
According to the Los Angeles Times, which has seen the email, it says: “There is no place in the Academy for people who abuse their status, power or influence in a manner that violates recognised standards of decency. The Academy is categorically opposed to any form of abuse, harassment or discrimination on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disability, age, religion, or nationality.”
Well, it seems to be quite a feat, but there are certain critics of the organisation, that have called it “spotty”, they have been criticized on the fact that director Roman Polanski was not banned after being convicted for raping a child in the 1970s.
Even now, on sexual harrassment allegations posed against Manchester By The Sea actor Casey Affleck, has resulted into incessant calls on banning him.
Although the Best Actor Academy award has denied any of such claims and stated, “any kind of mistreatment of anyone for any reason is unacceptable and abhorrent, and everyone deserves to be treated with respect in the workplace and anywhere else”.