After Will Smith’s slap at the Oscars, Jim Carrey describes the Hollywood dream factory as “spineless”. He would have sued his colleague for $200 million.
Actor Jim Carrey thinks this year’s Oscars showed how “spineless” Hollywood is. The 60-year-old emphasizes this with a view to what happened at the awards last Sunday: Will Smith hit Chris Rock in the face at the gala. Shortly thereafter he received his first Oscar – for his leading role in “King Richard”.
“I was disgusted. I was disgusted by the standing ovation,” Carrey said on CBS Mornings. Had he been in Chris Rock’s situation, he said he would have “sued Will for $200 million” because the clip of the incident will live forever and be “ubiquitous.”
“You don’t have the right to hit people in the face”
This “insult” will last for a very long time. You can express your disapproval with heckling from the audience or on Twitter, “but you don’t have the right to go on stage and slap people in the face for saying words.”
At the same time, Carrey made it clear that he wished his colleague the best: “I have nothing against Will Smith. He did great things, but it wasn’t a good moment.” The “selfish” attack overshadowed the entire Oscar ceremony and thus robbed all other winners of their special evening.
Will Smith took to the stage at the event and slapped Chris Rock after the comedian made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, alluding to her shaved hair due to illness. Smith said he should “don’t put his wife’s name in your damn mouth.” In his acceptance speech, the 53-year-old tearfully apologized to the Academy and the nominees, but not to Chris Rock.
He later made up for this on Instagram: “I would like to apologize to you publicly, Chris,” he explained, among other things. Smith said his behavior was “unacceptable and inexcusable.” Jada Pinkett-Smith also published a short statement on the social media platform, but without a specific classification.