Jim Carrey has slammed Will Smith for slapping Chris Rock at Sunday night’s Academy Awards — and has aimed at the “spineless” audience of top celebrities who subsequently gave the actor a standing ovation.
“I was sickened. I was sickened by the standing ovation,” Carrey told Gayle King in a “CBS Mornings” interview.
Smith scooped the Best Actor Oscar for his role in “King Richard” just minutes after assaulting Rock, with the crowd getting out of their seats to cheer for the star.
“Hollywood is just spineless en masse, and it felt like this is an obvious indication that we aren’t the cool club anymore,” Carrey, 60, told King of the audience’s warm reception for Smith.
Carrey then said Smith should have been arrested and sued over the act.