In the now-deleted post on her Instagram page, Amy encouraged people to watch her new Hulu series, “Life & Beth” and see her on tour to help “unpack” what happened at the Oscars.
Then, she shared that she was “still triggered and traumatized” from what we all witnessed.
But, she went on to praise her friend, Chris, for how he handled himself and noted that there is “so much pain” in Will.
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.
But for real. Still triggered and traumatized. I love my friend @chrisrock and believe he handled it like a pro.
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. I’m proud of myself and my cohorts. But yeah. Waiting for this sickening feeling to go away from what we all witnessed.
See her original caption below.
Wanda Sykes recently stopped by the “Ellen Show,” and she had quite a bit to say about how it all went down from a host’s perspective.
The legendary comedian and actress noted that she too is “traumatized” and she became “physically ill” after seeing her friend get slapped on stage.
Wanda told Ellen:
I felt so awful for my friend, Chris. It was sickening. I physically felt ill, and I’m still a little traumatized by it.
And for them to let him stay in that room and enjoy the rest of the show and accept his award, I was like, ‘How gross is this? This is just the wrong message.’
You assault somebody, you get escorted out the building, and that’s it.
For them to let him continue…I thought it was gross.
Plus, I wanted to be able to run out after he won and say, ‘Unfortunately, Will couldn’t be here tonight.’
Watch below as she gives Ellen the scoop!
lied said on Wednesday that they did ask Will Smith to leave and he refused.
Things unfolded in a way we could not have anticipated.
While we would like to clarify that Mr. Smith was asked to leave the ceremony and refused, we also recognize we could have handled the situation differently.
While many of you, myself included, are tired of hearing about this and ready to move on with our lives – this is a big deal for a number of reasons.
When huge incidents like this take place it’s always interesting to see how people close to it move afterward.
Regina Hall, who was the third host of the Oscars, hasn’t said a word.