Amy Schumer Calls Will Smith, Chris Rock Drama a ‘F–king Bummer’

Amy Schumer Compares Will Smith to His Role as Mohammed Ali After Chris Rock Oscars Drama

Amy Schumer and Will Smith with Chris Rock
Shutterstock (3)

Still reeling from this incident. Amy SchumerCohost of the 2022 Oscars, he further discussed the Will SmithAnd Chris RockDrama in her most recent standup routine.

“I don’t even know what to say about the Oscars, like I really don’t know what to say. I have no jokes about it,” the Life & BethStar, 40, spoke to her audience in Las Vegas Saturday, April 2, per The Hollywood Reporter. “All I can say is that I don’t know if you saw this, but Will Smith slapped Chris Rock. Did you read that in your news feed?”

The comedian explained that she “was kind of feeling myself” prior to the altercation. “And then all of a sudden Ali was making his way up,” she recalled, referencing Smith’s portrayal of boxing legend Muhammad Ali in the 2001 film Ali. “And it was just a f—king bummer. It was really sad. I think it speaks volumes about toxic masculinity. It was really upsetting, but I think the best way to comfort ourselves would be for me to say the Oscar jokes that I wasn’t allowed to say on TV.”

Schumer rattled off a series of controversial jokes that included one about the fatal shooting at the set of Rust.

“I wasn’t allowed to say any of that, but you can just come up and [hit] someone,” she noted.

In the wake of the March 27 awards show scandal — in which Smith, 53, smacked Rock, 57, across the face after the Saturday Night LiveAn alum laughed about it Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head — the King RichardRock publicly apologised to actor and later resigned as Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Amy Schumer Compares Will Smith to His Role as Mohammed Ali After Chris Rock Oscars Drama 2

Will Smith in ‘Ali.’
Frank Connor/Columbia/Kobal/Shutterstock

“I was out of line and I was wrong,” the Bel-Air: The Fresh PrinceRock was informed by the alum in a statement posted to Instagram on March 28th. “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.”

Smith resigned from the Academy four days later.

“I deprived other nominees and winners of their opportunity to celebrate and be celebrated for their extraordinary work. I am heartbroken,” he stated via Variety. “I want to put the focus back on those who deserve attention for their achievements and allow the Academy to get back to the incredible work it does to support creativity and artistry in film. So, I am resigning from membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and will accept any further consequences the Board deems appropriate.”

Schumer spoke previously via Instagram about the Oscars incident.

Inline Willow Smith Contemplates Meaning of Life After Dad Will Smith Oscars Slap

Will Smith appears to strike Chris Rock at the 94th Annual Academy Awards, March 27, 2022 in Los Angeles.
Rob Latour/Shutterstock

“Still triggeredAnd traumatized,” she wrote on Wednesday, March 30. “I love my friend @chrisrock 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 @willsmith,” she added. “Anyway I’m still in shock and stunned and sad.” (Schumer hosted the Oscars with Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes.)

The other part of the Everyone Hates ChrisDuring one of his recent comedy routines, the alum broke his silence on the incident.

“He made a joke about how Atlantic City is too close to Philly for him to get into it,” an insider told Us Weekly on Saturday of Rock’s set in southern New Jersey, which is right near Smith’s hometown of Philadelphia. “It was said in a casual joking way and everyone laughed.”

The Longest Yard star, who chose not to file a police report against Smith, previously mentioned the incident at his show in Boston on Wednesday, saying he was “still processing” what went down.

Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as the editors of Us break down each week’s top entertainment news stories!
Listen on Google Play Music