Jim Carrey Was ‘Sickened’ By Standing Ovation For Will Smith At Oscars After Chris Rock Incident

Published on March 30, 2022.

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Jim Carey was “sickened” by the standing ovation that Will Smith received following the Chris Rock incident.

During the Oscars, Smith walked on stage and struck comedian Chris Rock for making a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. Later in the show, Smith was announced as the winner in the Best Actor category, and received a standing ovation when he returned on stage.

Jim Carrey recently appeared on CBS Mornings and spoke to Gayle King about his new movie Sonic the Hedgehog 2. He gave his thoughts on what unfolded at the Oscars and shared that he feels that Hollywood is “spineless” for applauding Will after the incident.

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

When asked about Rock choosing not to file assault charges, Carey said he “would’ve announced this morning that I was suing Will for $200 million, ’cause that video is gonna be there forever. It’s gonna be ubiquitous. That insult is gonna last for a very long time.”

“If you wanna yell from the audience and disapprove or show disapproval or say something on Twitter or whatever — you do not have the right to walk up onstage and smack somebody in the face because they said words,” he said.

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