- Oscars co-host Amy Schumer says she is still “triggered and traumatized” two days after Will Smith slapped Chris Rock.
- Schumer was so traumatized that she made jokes about the infamous slap immediately after it happened on the show.
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On Tuesday, Jim Carrey called out Hollywood for being “spineless” for giving Will Smith an ovation for winning after he assaulted Chris Rock on stage at the Oscars.
Late Tuesday night, one of the hosts of this year’s Academy Awards, “comedian” Amy Schumer was reinforcing Carrey’s statement with a statement of her own on social media addressing the Will Smith slap.
“I think we can all agree that the best way to unpack what happened is to stream my series @lifeandbethhulu and see me on tour this fall,” Schumer joked, I think. “But for real. Still triggered and traumatized.”
“I love my friend @chrisrock and believe he handled it like a pro,” Schumer continued. “Stayed up there and gave an Oscar to his friend @questlove and the whole thing was so disturbing.
“So much pain in @willsmith anyway I’m still in shock and stunned and sad. Im [sic] proud of myself and my cohosts. But yeah. Waiting for this sickening feeling to go away from what we all witnessed.”
Amy Schumer joked about Will Smith slapping Chris Rock on the show right after it happened
Schumer was apparently to hide her “trauma” very well Sunday night when she joked after the attack, “I’ve been getting out of the Spider-Man costume. Did I miss anything? There’s, like, a different vibe in here. Probably not. Well, anyway!” then proceeded to call Best Supporting Actress nominee Kirsten Dunst a “seat filler.”
Needless to say, Schumer immediately began getting dragged on the internet for claiming to still be “triggered and traumatized” and “still in shock and stunned” two full days since Will Smith smacked Chris Rock in the face at the Oscars.
Amy Shumer: 🤔“How can I turn Chris Rock’s moment into something that reflects back onto me?”— 🌸 Bella Luna✨🌙 🌸 (@bellaluna130) March 30, 2022
Amy Schumer: “Oh, I’m so traumatized. I feel sick over it. When will my life ever return to normal? Hey people, feel sorry for me. Look at ME!”🙃 https://t.co/JPEzr5Kavw
Yet she didn’t speak about Jada and how SHE feels being mocked of her autoimmune disease at all. Stop centering yourself this isn’t about you— 🧡☀️ // AMPHIBIA AND TOH SPOILERS (@changemyreality) March 30, 2022
She should also be traumatized by what she did to Kirsten Dunst.— Ronmer Piamo (@RonmerPiamo) March 30, 2022
The only traumatising event at the Oscars were Amy Schumer’s attempts at comedy.— Phil (@Philosophagy) March 30, 2022
she says that like we all didn’t sit through the disturbing experience of her hosting the oscars— regina george (@meanlore) March 30, 2022
Amy Schumer saying she still traumatized by the slap and Chris Rock hasn’t even come out and said anything about it himself is the most pick me girl I have ever seen— Blue 🌻 (@iivorybluee) March 30, 2022
Let's make it about you, Amy.— Ovadyah (@Ovadyah) March 30, 2022
Nobody was triggered enough to stop the ceremony and have Will Smith removed, even to a back stage area to calm down. The whole thing just carried on as if nothing had happened.— MANUΞL VΞLASQUΞZ ☬ (@hecxtreme) March 30, 2022
Imagine if she saw something really traumatizing— Richard Humpherys (@richietymee) March 30, 2022
UPDATE: Apparently Wanda Sykes was also “traumatized” by the slap.