Oscars 2022 host Amy Schumer ‘still triggered and traumatized’ after Will Smith slapped Chris Rock for Jada Pinkett Smith joke


LOS ANGELES — Oscars host Amy Schumer said on Instagram on Wednesday that she was “still triggered and traumatized” after watching actor Will Smith slap Chris Rock during the awards show on Sunday.

On Monday, Schumer took to Instagram to say “I think we’re all going to be processing tonight for a while,” but later clarified.

“Still triggered and traumatized. I love my friend @chrisrock and believe he came through it like a pro. I stayed up there and gave his friend @questlove an Oscar and it was all so disturbing,” she said early Wednesday morning. “So much pain to @willsmith either way, I’m still in shock, stunned and sad. I’m proud of myself and my co-hosts. But yeah. I’m waiting for that sickening feeling to go away from what we have all been witnesses.”

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Rock, during a presentation at the Oscars on Sunday, joked about Jada Pinkett Smith’s cropped hair.

“Jada, I love you, ‘GI Jane 2’, can’t wait to see it,” Rock said.

In the movie “GI Jane”, star Demi Moore shaves her head.

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Will Smith took offense to the joke as Pinkett Smith suffers from hair loss due to alopecia.

He came on stage and slapped Rock in the face, before returning to his seat and yelling at Rock to “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth!”

Smith issued an apology to Rock on Monday via a statement posted to social media.

On Wednesday, the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is scheduled to hold a emergency meeting where he will probably decide to punish Smith.

The video in the player above is from an earlier report.

CNN contributed to this report.

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