We’re three days publish the 2022 Academy Awards, and celebrities as nonetheless sharing their ideas concerning the viral second that passed off between Will Smith and Chris Rock the evening of the present. Now Wanda Sykes, one of many three co-hosts of this yr’s present, is sharing her account of the whole lot that went on that evening.
Wanda was just lately a visitor on Ellen DeGeneres‘ speak present, and when requested about what occurred that evening from her perspective, Wanda shared that she was backstage when the second occurred. She had seen when Will Smith returned to his seat and began to shout out at Chris, and that’s when somebody knowledgeable her that Will had slapped Chris.
Wanda mentioned, “I felt so terrible for my pal Chris, and it was sickening. I bodily felt in poor health, and I’m nonetheless slightly traumatized by it.”
She continued, “And for them to let him keep in that room, and revel in the remainder of the present and settle for his award, I used to be like ‘how gross is that this? That is simply the improper message. You assault any person, you get escorted out the constructing and that’s it.”
Wanda then made the viewers giggle as she mentioned she wished to have the ability to run out after they introduced Will because the winner of “Greatest Actor,” and say, “Sadly Will couldn’t be right here tonight.”
As beforehand reported, on Monday, Will shared a proper apology to Chris Rock, the Academy, the present’s producers, the present’s attendees, and likewise the viewers internationally.
Nonetheless, Wanda feels just like the present’s hosts, which had been herself, Regina Corridor, and Amy Schumer ought to have additionally obtained an apology.
“We had been the hosts, that is our home, we’re inviting you in, we’re internet hosting, we gonna maintain ya’ll tonight, be sure to have a great time. And nobody has apologized to us, and we labored actually laborious to place that present collectively,” mentioned Wanda.
Nonetheless, Wanda did say that she obtained an apology from Chris Rock when she bumped into him at an afterparty.
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