Jim Carrey Calls Out “Spineless” Hollywood for Giving Will Smith Standing Ovation During Oscars

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Say what you want about Jim Carrey, but he has never been one to be shy about his opinion.

The long time funny man is now an elder statesmen among Hollywood actors, and his opinion carries a lot of weight among the Academy’s inner circles.

Carrey weighed in on the Will Smith slap of Chris Rock that has taken the Internet world by storm.

Jim said that he was “sickened” by the standing ovation that occurred after the incident and went on to call Hollywood “spineless” before adding that a lot of people who accepted awards that night had their big moment overshadowed by Will Smith’s antics.

“I’d have announced this morning that I was suing Will for 200 million dollars because that video is going to be there forever, it’s going to be ubiquitous,” Carrey began.

“That insult is gonna last a very long time. 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 ‘cuz they said words.”

Carrey added that he wishes Will Smith the best.

He then took the ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ star to task for what he called a “selfish moment.”

“I wish him the best, I really do,” he added.

“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. A lot of people worked really hard to get to that place.

“And to have their moment in the sun, to get their award for the really hard work they did, it is no mean feat to go through all the stuff you have to go through when you are nominated for an Oscar. It’s a gauntlet of devotion you have to do. It was such a selfish moment that cast a pall over the whole thing.”

What do you think about Jim Carrey’s comments? Are you tired of the fallout from this incident yet? Sound off in the comments section!

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