When nothing makes sense in the light, we have to search in the dark.

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By: James Spader
Characters: Raymond 'Red' Reddington
From: The Blacklist
Genres: Crime | Drama | Television

Context:
James Spader, as 'Red' Reddington, makes this statement after former enemy, Senator Cynthia Panabaker (played by Deirdre Lovejoy), comes to him for help finding the person who attacked and kidnapped her daughter. The exchange took place during Season 9, Episode 14 of The Blacklist, which originally aired on Friday, April 1, 2022.

I have directly responded to the Academy’s disciplinary hearing notice, and I will fully accept any and all consequences for my conduct. My actions at the 94th Academy Awards presentation were shocking, painful, and inexcusable. The list of those I have hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, all those in attendance, and global audiences at home. I betrayed the trust of the Academy.

I deprived other nominees and winners of their opportunity to celebrate and be celebrated for their extraordinary work. I am heartbroken. I want to put the focus back on those who deserve attention for their achievements and allow the Academy to get back to the incredible work it does to support creativity and artistry in film. So, I am resigning from membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and will accept any further consequences the Board deems appropriate.

Change takes time and I am committed to doing the work to ensure that I never again allow violence to overtake reason.

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By: Will Smith
Genres: Drama

Context:
Superstar actor and producer Will Smith released this statement to media outlets on Friday, April 1, 2022, after officially resigning from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after slapping actor and comedian Chris Rock during the 94th Annual Academy Awards the Sunday before.

source: www.foxnews.com,