Jim Carrey reacts to Will Smith Oscars slap: ‘I was sickened’


“You do not have the right to smack somebody in the face because they said words,” stated Jim Carrey.

LOS ANGELES — One of the most important film actors on the earth is talking out in opposition to 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 was sickened,” Carrey said to CBS’ Gayle King. “I was sickened by the standing ovation. Hollywood is just spineless en masse and it really felt like a really clear indication that we aren’t the cool club anymore.”

Carrey additionally stated Smith “should’ve been” escorted out of the Oscars ceremony after he slapped Rock.

“You do not have the right to smack somebody in the face because they said words,” stated Carrey.

After King talked about that Rock had declined to file a police report concerning the incident, Carrey stated he believes that was solely as a result of Rock “didn’t want the hassle.”

When King instructed to Carrey that issues had “escalated” main up to the slap on the ceremony, Carrey stated was not the case.

“It didn’t escalate. It came out of nowhere because Will has something going on inside him that’s frustrated,” stated Carrey. “I wish him the best. I really do. I don’t have anything against Will Smith. He’s done great things, but that was not a good moment. It cast a shadow over everyone’s shining moment last night. It was a selfish moment.”

Responses to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock on the Oscars have been divided — however Jenna Wortham (@jennydeluxe) says most individuals don’t have the total story of the incident.

“It’s something of a magnitude that I don’t think can be worked out on a public stage,” she says. pic.twitter.com/5qXIq30Y1F

— CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) March 29, 2022

Jada Pinkett Smith posted to Instagram on Tuesday however didn’t immediately point out Sunday evening’s incident.

“This is a season for healing and I’m here for it,” Pinkett Smith wrote. 

Will Smith has apologized to Rock after slapping Rock on stage on the Oscars Sunday evening. Smith immediately talked about Rock in a post on Instagram Monday.

“Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive,” Smith started. “My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable.”

In an interview with ABC 6 in Philadelphia, Will Smith’s mom stated that she was shocked at her son’s habits through the awards ceremony, however was so proud he received his first Oscar. 

“That’s the first time I’ve ever seen him go off,” Carolyn Smith stated. “First time in his lifetime. I’ve never seen him do that.”

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