“You should not have the appropriate to smack any individual within the face as a result of they mentioned phrases,” mentioned Jim Carrey.
LOS ANGELES — One of many greatest film actors on the planet is talking out towards one other within the fallout from Sunday’s Academy Award ceremony.
Jim Carrey is blasting the Oscars viewers for giving Will Smith a standing ovation following his slap of comic Chris Rock.
“I used to be sickened,” Carrey said to CBS’ Gayle King. “I used to be sickened by the standing ovation. Hollywood is simply spineless en masse and it actually felt like a very clear indication that we aren’t the cool membership anymore.”
Carrey additionally mentioned Smith “ought to’ve been” escorted out of the Oscars ceremony after he slapped Rock.
“You should not have the appropriate to smack any individual within the face as a result of they mentioned phrases,” mentioned Carrey.
After King talked about that Rock had declined to file a police report in regards to the incident, Carrey mentioned he believes that was solely as a result of Rock “didn’t need the effort.”
When King urged to Carrey that issues had “escalated” main as much as the slap on the ceremony, Carrey mentioned was not the case.
“It did not escalate. It got here out of nowhere as a result of Will has one thing happening inside him that is annoyed,” mentioned Carrey. “I want him the perfect. I actually do. I haven’t got something towards Will Smith. He is performed nice issues, however that was not an excellent second. It solid a shadow over everybody’s shining second final night time. It was a egocentric second.”
Jada Pinkett Smith posted to Instagram on Tuesday however didn’t instantly point out Sunday night time’s incident.
“This can be a season for therapeutic and I am right here for it,” Pinkett Smith wrote.
Will Smith has apologized to Rock after slapping Rock on stage on the Oscars Sunday night time. Smith instantly talked about Rock in a submit on Instagram Monday.
“Violence in all of its types is toxic and harmful,” Smith started. “My habits finally night time’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable.”
In an interview with ABC 6 in Philadelphia, Will Smith’s mom mentioned that she was stunned at her son’s habits throughout the awards ceremony, however was so proud he received his first Oscar.
“That is the primary time I’ve ever seen him go off,” Carolyn Smith mentioned. “First time in his lifetime. I’ve by no means seen him do this.”
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