In an interview with Gayle King on “CBS Mornings,” the “Ace Ventura” star stated that Smith should face more serious repercussions for deciding to take to the stage and banging Rock following the comedian’s joke about Smith’s wife.
After King said that anybody that decided to pull that stunt would’ve been taken out of the event or even taken into custody, Carrey responded, “He should have been.”
Jim Carrey is saying what many people are thinking after Hollywood jointly gave Will Smith a big round of applause after his Chris Rock slap, stating that the whole thing was deplorable.
The actor and comedian slammed everyone who stood up and applauded after Will won Best Actor and after delivering a prolonged and passionate speech that touched on both his work in “King Richard” and seemed to acknowledge the slap moment just minutes prior.Embed from Getty Images
Jim Carrey has some strong words while having a conversation with CBS’s Gayle King, calling the Academy/attendees “spineless” and illustrating how stars frequently evangelize one thing but illustrate another.
He doesn’t stop there, Jim claims that if he were in Chris’ shoes, he would sue Will for $200 million.
“He doesn’t want the hassle,” Carrey said of Rock’s decision. He noted he would have opted for a different approach.
“I’d have announced this morning that I was suing Will for 200 million dollars because that video is going to be there forever. It’s going to be ubiquitous,” Carrey told King. “That insult is gonna last a very long time.”Embed from Getty Images
Jim went on to say that the whole thing was sickening and sad, especially because it outshined the actual ceremony everyone who went on to win later that evening.
Jim also mentioned that there must have been something much more bothersome to Will besides the pun about his wife’s baldness, and it appears that many other folks agree with him, in other words, this was about much more than being outraged by a bland joke.
The Academy announced that an investigation has been launched and that a Board of Governors meeting will be held this week to decide Will’s punishment.