I would have sued Will Smith for $200 million after the slap
Jim Carrey called Hollywood 'spineless' after Will Smith slapped Chris Rock. He would have filed a $200 million lawsuit against his colleague.
Will Smith (53) beat Chris Rock (57) at the Oscars. He won his first Oscar a few years later for his leading role in "King Richard."
According to Hollywood star Jim Carrey, 60, the awards ceremony showed how "spineless" the factory of dreams is.
"I couldn't believe what I saw," Carrey exemplified on US Morning Tv. Speaking on CBS Mornings, the comedian-actor reflects on the moments after Smith was announced as the Best Actor winner. "Hollywood is just spineless," said the 60-year-old.
After Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, 50, Smith took the stage at the event and soundly slapped him. Smith raged that he "shouldn't put his wife's name in his damn mouth," and shortly afterward, in his acceptance speech, tearfully apologized to the academy and the nominees, but not to Chris Rock.
Not the Right to "Slap People in the Face"
According to media reports, the police asked Rock if he wanted to file a complaint. However, the comedian refuted this claim. Smith later apologized on Instagram.
Among other things, he said: "I would like to apologize publicly to you, Chris." "Unacceptable and unforgivable" was his attitude.
And Carrey clearly feels the same way. The actor speculates Rock didn't sue Smith because he didn't want the "trouble." If it had happened to him, he said he would have "sued Will for $200 million" because video of the incident would be "ubiquitous" and "forever." This "insult" would last a long time. "You don't have the right to go on stage and smack people in the face for saying words," says one viewer.
At the same time, Carrey expressed his support for Smith, saying, "I have nothing against Will Smith. He did great things, but it wasn't the right time." The "selfish" attack cast a shadow over the Oscars, stripping everyone other winners of the special night they worked so hard for.