Wanda Sykes is sharing her ideas concerning the notorious slap that occurred on the recently-concluded 2022 Oscars.
The spotlight of the 94th Academy Award was when Will Smith walked on stage and slapped Chris Rock after a “G.I Jane 2” joke about his spouse Jada Pinkett Smith wasn’t appreciated.
The controversial occasion has since spurred intense discussions about who was proper and improper, and now co-host Sykes is sharing her two cents and it appears she’s Staff Rock!
Wanda Sykes Remembers The Notorious Oscars Slap
Throughout an look on “The Ellen DeGeneres Present” put up the award ceremony, Sykes spoke concerning the incident when requested by host Ellen DeGeneres the place she was when the slap went down and the way the occasion took from her massive night time.
“I believe we had completed the bit and I suppose I used to be about to vary to get into PJs. Regina and I, we had simply launched Chris from our bit, so I ran to my trailer as a result of I needed to look at him,” Sykes recalled.
She continued, “I used to be getting modified and watching him. Then the second I went from my trailer — as a result of I needed to be in the home to look at — from that second to after I obtained to the monitor backstage, I simply noticed Will leaving the stage and all the pieces was quiet. I used to be like, ‘What occurred? What occurred?”
The “Black-ish” star defined she go confused when she noticed Smith cussing from his seat however quickly these round her crammed her in on what occurred, saying, “After which somebody confirmed me on the video and mentioned, ‘Yeah, he smacked Chris.”
‘The Upshaws’ Star Calls for Will Smith Apologizes To The Hosts
Talking on her ideas on the incident, Sykes mentioned, “And I simply felt so terrible for my good friend Chris. It was sickening. I bodily felt unwell. I’m nonetheless just a little traumatized by it. And for them to let him keep in that room and luxuriate in the remainder of the present and settle for his award, I used to be like, ‘How gross is that this? That is simply the improper message.”
She continued, explaining her expectations that Smith would have been escorted out of the constructing after assaulting Rock. “For them to let him proceed, I assumed it was gross.”
She then joked, “I needed to have the ability to run out after he gained and say, ‘Sadly Will couldn’t be right here tonight.” Though Sykes admitted that Smith has since publicly apologized to Rock, she believes he nonetheless must apologize to the hosts ― her, Amy Schumer, and Regina Corridor.
We had been the hosts. That is our home, we’re inviting you in, we’re going to deal with y’all tonight and be sure to have time. And nobody has apologized to us. And we labored actually exhausting to place that present collectively. I’m like, with the business itself, like, ‘What the hell is that this?’
Sykes concluded, revealing that she ultimately bumped into Rock at an after-party and to her shock, he apologized to her for ruining the night time.
She recalled, “I mentioned, ‘Why are you apologizing?’ And he mentioned, ‘It was purported to be your night time, you and Amy and Regina, y’all had been doing such a fantastic job. I’m so sorry that is now going to be about this. That’s who Chris is.”
Amy Schumer Was ‘Triggered’ By The Slap
Sykes isn’t the one host who has spoken concerning the incident. As The Blast reported, Schumer additionally touched on the topic in an Instagram put up.
Whereas selling her new Hulu present, “Life & Beth,” Schumer wrote she was “Nonetheless triggered and traumatized. I really like my good friend @chrisrock and imagine he dealt with it like a professional. Stayed up there and gave an Oscar to his good friend @questlove and the entire thing was so disturbing.”
She continued, “A lot ache in @willsmith anyway I’m nonetheless in shock and shocked and unhappy. I’m happy with myself and my cohosts. However yeah. Ready for this sickening feeling to go away from what all of us witnessed.”
Followers camped beneath the put up, praising Schumer for talking up. Corridor, the final co-host, is but to handle the slap.