With that being said, the latest celebrity to weigh in is no other than actor Jim Carrey.
He sat down for an interview on CBS Mornings this morning, and needless to say, the man was less than thrilled about Smith’s actions.
“I was sickened. I was sickened by the standing ovation. I felt like Hollywood is just spineless.
It felt like this was a really clear indication that they’re not the cool club anymore.”
He also weighed in on Chris Rock not wanting to press charges, noting that he probably didn’t want the hassle that would come with it.
“He doesn’t want the hassle… I would’ve announced this morning that I was suing Will for $200 million, because that video is gonna be there forever. It’s gonna be ambiguous. That insult is gonna last a very long time.”
The interviewer said she didn’t disagree with Carrey, but she thought the situation escalated to that. Carrey disagreed:
“It didn’t escalate, it came out of nowhere because Will has something going on inside him that’s frustrated and I wish him the best, I really do. I don’t have anything against Will Smith… but that was not a good moment.”
He ain’t lying… Will and Jada’s marraige issues are well-publicized and I think we saw that come to a boil this past weekend.
However, Carrey properly points out that aside from Chris and Will, it’s robs everybody who worked hard on these movies of their moment int he sun. The moment they worked SO hard to get to:
“It cast a pall over everybody’s shining moment last night, you know? A lot of people worked really hard to get to that place, and to have their moment in the sun.”
Will Smith Publicly Apologizes To Chris Rock
Well, you had to see this coming.
Will Smith issued a lengthy apology to Chris Rock on Instagram earlier this evening, saying that his behavior at the Oscars yesterday was unacceptable, inexcusable, and that he was wrong for reacting the way that he did.
Of course, he’s referring to last night at the Academy Awards, when host Chris made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith playing G.I. Jane (because G.I. Jane is bald), apparently not knowing that Jada has alopecia and has been open about her struggle dealing with her own hair loss.
Moments after Chris made the joke, Will appeared to be laughing, and upon realizing Jada didn’t think it was all that funny, marched up on stage during the live show and slapped the ever-living shit out of Chris.
Will also noted in the apology letter that he felt like causing such a scene during the show took away from the team who was part of the King Richard film (ya think?), which he was nominated and won the award for Best Actormere minutes after striking Chris.
Read his full statement below:
“Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally.
I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. 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. I would also like to apologize to the Academy, the producers of the show, all the attendees and everyone watching around the world. I would like to apologize to the Williams Family and my King Richard Family. I deeply regret that my behavior has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us. I am a work in progress. Sincerely, Will.”