Canadian actor Jim Carrey had several choice words about the now-infamous Oscars moment when Will Smith walked onstage to slap Chris Rock after the comedian made a joke about Smith’s wife’s hair during the broadcast.
Carrey, 60, told CBS’ Gayle King he was “sickened” not only by Smith’s actions, but by Hollywood celebrities who still gave Smith a standing ovation for his Best Actor win for King Richard. “Hollywood is just spineless en masse and it felt like this is a really clear indication that we aren’t the cool club anymore,” said Carrey.
Carrey said Smith should have been escorted from the venue after the slap, going so far as to add that he should have been arrested. Read more: Will Smith slap: Actor hitting Chris Rock at Oscars prompts LAPD statement, flood of memes When King said Rock had declined to press charges against Smith, 53, Carrey claimed that was only because the comedian “didn’t want the hassle.” “I’d have announced this morning that I was suing Will for $200 million because that video is going to be there forever.
It’s going to be ubiquitous,” Carrey said. Read more: ‘The Flash’ star Ezra Miller arrested for disorderly conduct at karaoke bar The altercation between Smith and Rock occurred Sunday during the 94th Academy Awards broadcast when comedian Chris Rock, 57, was presenting the award for Documentary Feature (won by Summer of Soul). “Jada, I love you.