Amy Schumer says she's TRIGGERED by Will Smith slap, trolls say they were triggered by her
Amy Schumer, the Oscars co-host, has spoken out over Will Smith's violent attack on Chris Rock during the Academy Awards event on Sunday night (March 27). Schumer said she's 'still triggered and traumatized by the event and is 'waiting for this sickening feeling to go away from what we all witnessed.' in an Instagram post on Tuesday (March 29). She also stated she thought Chris Rock handled the situation 'like a pro.'
Schumer wrote on Instagram, "I think we can all agree that the best way to unpack what happened is to stream my series Life & Beth and see me on tour this fall. But for real. Still triggered and traumatized. I love my friend Chris Rock and believe he handled it like a pro. Stayed up there and gave an Oscar to his friend Questlove and the whole thing was so disturbing. So much pain in Will Smith anyway I'm still in shock and stunned and sad. Im proud of myself and my cohosts. But yeah. Waiting for this sickening feeling to go away from what we all witnessed."
Many Twitter users however mocked Amy for her post. One user wrote, "she needs to sit down and work on not triggering others." "Omg. I’m triggered and traumatized by her career," another user added. Someone wrote, "she should be the last person to talk about this + pls put a trigger warning whenever you're tweeting about her." “I feel more traumatized by Hollywood's obsession with cramming Amy Schumer's lack of talent down our throat. It's always people with no lips that have the most to say,” yet another person remarked. Another said, "we were all triggered and traumatized when she showed up."
She needs to sit down and work on not triggering others pic.twitter.com/99TW5Wz9Qk— Thee Dr. Virgo (@DrVirgo1981) March 30, 2022
Omg. I’m triggered and traumatized from her career. 🙄🙄🙄🙄 pic.twitter.com/Lbgvl1F6OY— 💛 Cortney Miller ♐️ (Taylor’s Version) 🐝 (@CortneyMiller22) March 30, 2022
She should be the last person to talk about this + pls put a trigger warning whenever you're tweeting about her pic.twitter.com/Aj95y8xFb7— Jatin 🧣 (@StanJoeAlwyn) March 30, 2022
I feel more traumatised by Hollywood's obsession with cramming Amy Schumer's lack of talent down our throat.— kaomi (@kaomi_k) March 30, 2022
It's always people with no lips that have the most to say. https://t.co/wxr2IEZAeb
we were all triggered and traumatized when she showed up— *:･ﾟ✧𝔊𝔬𝔡𝔡𝔢𝔰𝔰 𝔨𝔞𝔶*:･ﾟ✧ (@GoddessKayB) March 31, 2022
Along with Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes, Schumer hosted the Oscars. When comedian Chris Rock took the stage to deliver the Best Documentary Feature award, he deviated from the script and joked about Will Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, and her shaved head. Smith stepped up to the stage and smacked Rock after first laughing at the joke. "Keep my wife's name out of your f—-ing mouth," he shouted as he returned to his seat. Smith won Best Actor for his portrayal of Richard Williams, the father of tennis players Venus and Serena Williams, in ‘King Richard’ less than an hour after the confrontation. Smith apologized to the Academy and sought to explain his behavior during his acceptance speech, stating, "love will make you do crazy things," but he did not mention Rock by name.
However, Smith apologized to Rock on his Instagram post on Monday (March 28). Smith wrote, "I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness." Meanwhile, according to a statement from the academy, it has initiated an inquiry into the situation to explore further action and consequences. While Rock has remained silent on the subject, the Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed that he will not be filing charges.