After Hollywood gave Will Smith a standing ovation following his Chris Rock smack, Jim Carrey is expressing what many people are thinking, stating the whole incident was shameful.
After Will won Best Actor… and after making a lengthy and emotional speech that touched on both his performance in “King Richard,” but also seemed to address the slap event only minutes before, the comedian and actor tore into everyone who got on their feet Sunday.
Check out Jim’s opinion, in which he calls the Academy/the attendees “spineless” and demonstrates how celebs often preach one thing but demonstrate another while conversing with CBS’s Gayle King.
He doesn’t leave it at that… Jim claims that if he were in Chris’ position, he would sue Will.
JC went on to describe the incident as “sickening” and “sad,” especially because it cast a pall over the entire event and everyone else who won that night. And, as many have argued since then, Will could have chosen any other manner to show his displeasure with Chris’ statements… but he had no right to use violence.
The Academy does not condone violence of any form.
Tonight we are delighted to celebrate our 94th Academy Awards winners, who deserve this moment of recognition from their peers and movie lovers around the world.
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) March 28, 2022
Jim also mentioned that Will looked to be bothered by something more than the joke about his wife’s hair loss, and it appears that most people agree with him… in other words, this was about a lot more than being upset by a nasty quip.
Will finally apologized to Chris and everyone else, as we previously reported, but he did so via a social media message… our sources stated the two had not spoken physically as of Monday.
The Academy has declared that they have begun an investigation and that a Board of Governors meeting would be held this week to determine Will’s fate.