Jim Carrey maybe a comedian, but he wouldn’t play if it was him Will Smith slapped onstage. Carrey would have no mercy on Will, and would go as far as pressing charges and suing Will for $200 million. It is very rare you get Jim Carrey with a straight face for a long period of time, so when he is serious everyone open their ears.
Carrey on a promotional run of his new movie, Sonic The Hedgehog 2(above) was asked by Gayle King on his thoughts on that massive facial slap Will Smith delivered to Chris Rock, and the comedian did not mince words. Carrey was straight to the point and we felt the disgust in his tone regarding Hollywood’s two face positions. Giving his opinion on that shocking and sad Oscar moment in Will slapping Chris Rock, Carey said this of the moment:
“I was sickened by the standing ovation. Hollywood is just spineless en masse and it really felt like this is a really clear indication that we aren’t the cool club anymore.
Gayle said this of Will’s slap on Chris:
If anyone else had walked from the audience and done that, they would’ve been escorted out by security or maybe even arrested.
Carrey chimed in saying:
He should have been.
Chris reportedly has refused to file charges against Will, but Carrey would not have gone so lightly on Will, saying what he would have done the following morning:
I would have announced this morning that I was suing Will for $200m because that video is going to be there forever.
And for anyone like a Tiffany Haddish who has been okay with what Will did, Carey provides more appropriate routes Will could have taken in making his disapproval of Chris’ Joke known to the comedian. Carrey said this:
If you want to yell from the audience and show disapproval or say something on Twitter, you do not have the right to walk up on stage and smack somebody in the face ‘cos they said words.
Carrey is focused on the position of respect, and makes it clear:
I don’t have anything against Will Smith. He’s done great things. But that was not a good moment. It cast a pall over everybody’s shining moment.
Thoughts? Did Jim Carrey hit right on the head in his points well made.