Hollywood could also be shifting on from Will Smith’s spectacular slap of Chris Rock on the Oscars — however Wanda Sykes isn’t forgiving or forgetting.
The 58-year-old comic — who was co-hosting the awards present when Smith stormed the stage and slapped comic Rock throughout the face — says she is “nonetheless traumatized” nearly two months on from the incident.
Sykes made the admission in a brand new interview with People magazine, including that she was appalled the actor wasn’t booted from the theater after the violent act.
“I can’t speak about it. I get emotional,” she acknowledged. “I couldn’t consider he was nonetheless sitting there, like an a – – gap. Shouldn’t you be sitting there with a lawyer or LAPD, motherf – – ker?”
Sykes informed the publication that she believes Smith acted out as a result of he’s fighting private points — however she doesn’t have a lot sympathy.
“I hope he will get his s – – t collectively. Till then, f – – ok him,” she bluntly declared.
It’s not the primary time the comic has spoken out in opposition to Smith for the reason that March 27 slap.
Two days after the incident, Sykes appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Present,” equally saying she was angered by the actual fact the actor wasn’t escorted out of the occasion.
Lower than an hour after the assault, Smith received the Greatest Actor Oscar for his function in “King Richard,” and even acquired a standing ovation from the viewers.
“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,’ ” Sykes informed DeGeneres. “You assault anyone, you get escorted out of the constructing and that’s it. For them to let him proceed, I assumed it was gross.”
She added: “I simply felt so terrible for my pal Chris. It was sickening. I bodily felt unwell.”
Sykes isn’t the one star to publicly slam Smith for the assault — which occurred after Rock made a joke about Smith’s spouse, Jada Pinkett Smith, who suffers from alopecia.
Comic Jim Carrey mentioned he would have sued Smith, whereas Steve Harvey mentioned he “misplaced a variety of respect” for Smith.
In the meantime, the “Independence Day” actor is constant to put low within the wake of the assault.
Nevertheless, Smith has resigned from the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences following the uproar about his actions, and he has moreover been banned from any academy occasions for the subsequent 10 years.
Elsewhere, Rock has additionally been holding a low profile — however he did reference the slap throughout an look on the Royal Albert Corridor in London final Thursday evening.
“I’m OK, if anyone was questioning,” Rock quipped. “I acquired most of my listening to again . . . [But] anybody who says ‘phrases damage’ — has by no means been punched within the face.”
The funnyman mentioned he wouldn’t be talking additional concerning the incident — until he acquired a hefty examine from a streaming service.
“Individuals count on me to speak concerning the bulls – – t. I’m not going to speak about it proper now. I’ll get to it will definitely — on Netflix,” he joked.