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Jim Carrey Sickened By 'Spineless' Ovation For Will Smith At Oscars

Shola Lee

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Jim Carrey Sickened By 'Spineless' Ovation For Will Smith At Oscars

Jim Carrey has weighed in on Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the 94th Oscars.


Smith slapped Rock at the Academy Awards Sunday, 27 March, after he made a joke at the expense of his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

Smith has since apologised for his actions and the event organisers are said to be reviewing the situation.


Now, Carrey has weighed in with his thoughts on the incident.

Speaking to CBS's Gayle King, The Truman Show actor said he didn't like the standing ovation Smith received.

"I was sickened by the standing ovation," Carrey said.

The actor continued to say: "I felt like Hollywood is just spineless en masse".


Attendees at the awards show got to their feet after Smith won the award for Best Actor, just a short while after he took to the stage to slap Rock.

However, Carrey said he would've sued Smith.

Jim Carrey, Credit: Alamy
Jim Carrey, Credit: Alamy

"I’d have announced this morning that I was suing Will for $200 million," Carrey noted.


With the actor continuing to say: "That video is gonna be there forever. It’s gonna be ubiquitous. You know, that insult is gonna last a very long time."

The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind actor went on to say that he was 'deeply saddened' by the 'selfish moment' he witnessed.

Smith has since apologised for his behaviour and took to Instagram to share his thoughts.


In his post Smith stated that violence 'in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive'.

He then proceeded to apologise to the Academy, Rock and all those watching the ceremony.

Pinkett Smith also took to social media to share a post following the event, but instead of commenting directly on the situation she shared a quote.


It read "This is the season for healing and I'm here for it".

Smith and Rock were said to have patched things up following the ceremony.

With Diddy commenting on the situation "That's not a problem. That's over. I can confirm that. It's all love. They're brothers."

While Rock did not file a report, the event's organisers are said to be reviewing the situation.

Rock has not yet commented on the incident.

Rock declined to file a police report, as per the LAPD who stated: "LAPD investigative entities are aware of an incident between two individuals during the Academy Awards program.The incident involved one individual slapping another. The individual involved has declined to file a police report."

Featured Image Credit: Credit: Alamy/CBS

Topics: Celebrity, Will Smith, Jim Carrey, US News, Oscars

Shola Lee
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