The co-host of the Academy Awards, Amy Schumer, said that she’s still feeling the impact of the on-stage altercation seen all around the world. She was incredibly shocked to see Will Smith slapping comedian Chris Rock on stage.
Amy shared on her IG account, “I think we can all agree that the best way to unpack what happened is to stream my series @lifeandbethhulu and see me on tour this fall,” where she probably was referring to her Hulu show ‘Life & Beth.’
Amy got serious later saying, “But for real. Still triggered and traumatized. I love my friend @chrisrock and believe he handled it like a pro. Stayed up there and gave an Oscar to his friend @questlove and the whole thing was so disturbing.” She continued, “So much pain in @willsmith anyway I’m still in shock and stunned and sad. I’m proud of myself and my co-hosts. But yeah. Waiting for this sickening feeling to go away from what we all witnessed.”
Amy was the co-host of the 94th Academy Awards along with Regina Hall and Wanda Skyes. Will Smith, 53, sent shockwaves around the world when he slapped Rock, 57 after he made a bald head joke about Will’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who has lost her hair due to alopecia. Smith went on the stage and slapped Chris. It could have been mistaken for a joke but after Chris returned back to his seat he yelled at Rock, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f*****g mouth!” Later in the show Chris won the best actor Oscar for ‘King Richard’ and apologized saying, “I was out of line and I was wrong.”
The Academy has called for a ‘full meeting‘ of the Academy board of governors on Wednesday. The Academy won’t possibly take the award from Will but there might be some other consequences.
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