FUNNYMAN NOT LAUGHING: Jim Carrey ‘Sickened’ by Slap, Hollywood ‘Spineless’ For Letting Smith Get Away With It

Actor and comedian Jim Carrey spoke to CBS’ Gayle King about the now-viral Oscar moment when Will Smith smacked Chris Rock over a joke about wife Jada Pinkett Smith. Carrey says he was “sickened.”

“I was sickened,” Carrey told King. “I was sickened by the standing ovation. Hollywood is just spineless en masse and it really felt like this is a really clear indication that we’re not the cool club anymore.”

“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 continued. “That insult is gonna last a very long time. If you want to yell from the audience and show disapproval or say something on Twitter [that’s fine]. But you do not have the right to walk up on stage and smack somebody in the face because they said words.”

“[The slap] came out of nowhere because Will has something going on inside him that’s frustrated. I wish him the best. I have nothing against Will Smith. He’s done great things, but that was not a good moment. It cast a shadow over everyone’s shining moment last night … It was a selfish moment.”

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