What's the controversy about an actor slapping another at the Academy Awards? Violence should not be allowed on the stage. And how hypocritical it is for the Academy to be shocked or even surprised at violence when it occurs on during their show? Too many of the Academy Award movies feature gratuitous violence. Violence is being peddled as entertainment. Kick them all out of the Academy — any and all actors and directors who spew movie violence on us and our families and try to call it entertainment.

Mary Ryan-Hotchkiss

Northwest Portland