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Jim Carrey ‘sickened’ by Hollywood response to Will Smith, Chris Rock slap – Nationwide

Jim Carrey ‘sickened’ by Hollywood response to Will Smith, Chris Rock slap – Nationwide

Canadian actor Jim Carrey had a number of alternative phrases in regards to the now-infamous Oscars second when Will Smith walked onstage to slap Chris Rock after the comic made a joke about Smith’s spouse’s hair in the course of the broadcast.

Carrey, 60, instructed CBS’ Gayle King he was “sickened” not solely by Smith’s actions, however by Hollywood celebrities who nonetheless gave Smith a standing ovation for his Finest Actor win for King Richard.

“Hollywood is simply spineless en masse and it felt like it is a actually clear indication that we aren’t the cool membership anymore,” stated Carrey.

Carrey stated Smith ought to have been escorted from the venue after the slap, going as far as so as to add that he ought to have been arrested.

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When King stated Rock had declined to press prices towards Smith, 53, Carrey claimed that was solely as a result of the comic “didn’t need the trouble.”

“I’d have introduced this morning that I used to be suing Will for $200 million as a result of that video goes to be there endlessly. It’s going to be ubiquitous,” Carrey stated.

“That insult is gonna final a really very long time,” added Carrey. “If you wish to yell from the viewers and present disapproval or say one thing on Twitter [that’s fine]. However you wouldn’t have the precise to stroll up on stage and smack any person within the face as a result of they stated phrases.”

“[The slap] got here out of nowhere as a result of Will has one thing occurring inside him that’s pissed off,” advised Carrey. “I want him the most effective. I’ve nothing towards Will Smith. He’s finished nice issues, however that was not second. It solid a shadow over everybody’s shining second final evening … It was a egocentric second.”

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The altercation between Smith and Rock occurred Sunday in the course of the 94th Academy Awards broadcast when comic Chris Rock, 57, was presenting the award for Documentary Function (received by Summer season of Soul).

“Jada, I like you. G.I. Jane 2, can’t wait to see it, all proper?” Rock joked, referencing the 1997 movie G.I. Jane starring Demi Moore, who shaved her head to painting a fictional Navy Seal candidate.

Pinkett Smith, who has publicly spoken about her struggles with alopecia, was visibly unimpressed by the joke.

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith attend the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California.


Smith walked onto the stage from his front-row seat and took a swing at Rock with an open palm, producing a loud smack. Smith walked again to his seat and shouted for Rock to go away Pinkett Smith alone. Rock replied that he was simply making a G.I. Jane joke and Smith yelled again at him a second time.

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Will Smith, proper, hits presenter Chris Rock on stage whereas presenting the award for greatest documentary function on the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, on the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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“Hold my spouse’s identify out of your f–king mouth!” Smith shouted, and the gang hushed because it turned clear this was no act. The auditorium was pin-drop silent.

On Monday afternoon, following a lot fallout from the Will Smith-Chris Rock incident, the Academy introduced in an announcement that it’s beginning an investigation into what happened.

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“The Academy condemns the actions of Mr. Smith finally evening’s present,” reads the assertion. “Now we have formally began a proper evaluation across the incident and can discover future motion and penalties in accordance with our Bylaws, Requirements of Conduct and California regulation.”

That very same day, Smith issued an apology to the comic, the Academy and viewers at house, saying on Instagram that he was “out of line” and that his actions are “not indicative of the person I wish to be.”

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It’s unclear what motion, if any, the Academy will take towards Smith.

— With information from The Related Press 

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