Days after Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the 94th Academy Awards, following a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, many of Hollywood's biggest stars believe Smith deserves substantial reprimand for his actions.
In an Instagram post shared on March 30, Amy Schumer started with her message by joking that the "best way to unpack what happened is to stream my series @lifeandbethhulu."
"But for real. Still triggered and traumatized," she continued. "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."
Schumer added, "So much pain in @willsmith, anyway I'm still in shock and stunned and sad. I'm proud of myself and my co-hosts (Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes). But yeah. Waiting for this sickening feeling to go away from what we all witnessed."
On Monday, Smith posted a public apology to Rock on social media. Rock has yet to publicly respond to the incident, but the comedian has decided against pressing charges. The incident has been a polarizing moment in Hollywood and beyond and sparked calls for Smith to face punishment, including losing his Oscar.
"Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive," Will wrote in a statement shared on Instagram on March 28. "My behavior at last night's Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada's medical condition was too much for me to bear, and I reacted emotionally."
Earlier on Tuesday, the Academy confirmed that it will conduct a formal review that "will take a few weeks."
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