Academy Awards co-host Amy Schumer posted a shocked reaction to Will Smith punching Chris Rock during the event.
“I think we can all agree that the best way to wrap up what happened is to stream my series @lifeandbethhulu and catch me on tour this fall,” Schumer lightheartedly began in an Instagram post late Tuesday. Post Office. Schumer was referring to her Hulu show Life & Beth.
After that, however, Schumer quickly got serious.
“But really. Still triggered and traumatized. I love my friend @chrisrock and think he handled it like a pro. Stayed up there and gave his friend @questlove an Oscar and the whole thing was so disturbing. So much pain in @willsmith anyway, I’m still in shock and stunned and sad. I’m proud of myself and my cohosts. But yes. I’m waiting for that nauseating feeling to go away from what we’ve all seen,” Schumer continued.
Schumer co-hosted the 94th Academy Awards with Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes.
Chris Rock and Will Smith had an argument during the 2022 Oscars broadcast. Rock appeared on stage to present the Oscar for a documentary and made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith appearing in GI Jane because of her shaved head. Smith then took the stage to hit Rock. Though it seemed like a joke at first, Smith returned to his seat and yelled at Rock, “Keep my wife’s name out of your damn mouth!”
Smith won the Best Actor Oscar for “King Richard” and delivered an emotional speech apologizing for the incident, but not to Rock. He then apologized to Rock, saying, “I was out of line and I was wrong.”
The incident made headlines around the world. Smith now faces Academy action.
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