Amy Schumer finally reveals what she thinks about the Will Smith Slap incident

Amy Schumer finally shared her thoughts on Will Smith assaulting Chris Rock at the Oscars on Sunday night, which Schumer co-hosted alongside fellow comedians Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall.

“Still triggered and traumatized,” Schumer wrote in an Instagram post. “I love my friend @chrisrock and I believe he handled it like a pro. He stayed up there and gave his friend @questlove an Oscar and the whole thing was so disturbing.

“So much pain in @willsmith,” the ‘I Feel Pretty’ star added. “No matter what, I’m still shocked, stunned and sad.”

“I’m proud of myself and my co-hosts,” Schumer said. “But yeah. Waiting for this sickening feeling to go away from what we’ve all witnessed.

Smith shocked Oscars viewers when he reacted to Rock’s joke that his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, had her head shaved. Smith, who was initially laughing at the joke, approached Rock and slapped him, before shouting “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth.”

Pinkett Smith has been open about her struggles with alopecia, which is an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss. This isn’t the first time Rock has joked about Pinkett Smith at an awards show, either, as he previously mocked the couple for boycotting the Oscars in 2016 over the #OscarsSoWhite controversy.

“Jada is boycotting the Oscars, it’s like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties,” said Rock, who was hosting the ceremony at the time. “I wasn’t invited.”

Smith, who won the Best Actor Oscar on Sunday night, cried while discussing the incident in his acceptance speech and said “love will make you do crazy things.”

He then apologized to Rock in a longer statement he posted on Instagram on Monday.

Smith slaps Chris Rock onstage during the 94th annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theater on March 27 in Hollywood.

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“Violence in all its forms is toxic and destructive. My behavior at the Oscars last night was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally,” Smith said.

“I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of place and I was wrong,” he added. “I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want. to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.

Rock reportedly refused to press charges, although the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that it would launch a formal review of Smith’s actions.


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