John Oliver Shuts Down O.J. Simpson’s Commentary on 2022 Oscars Slap

We are not here for it. John OliverHear O.J. Simpson‘s opinion about Will SmithSlapping Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars — and the late-night talk show host quickly shut the commentary down.

“Nope, not you O.J., not you,” Oliver, 44, said during an episode of Last Week TonightSunday, April 3. “No one wants to hear from you on this, especially, when you seem to be coming live from the COVID patio of a Señor Frog’s. You can just let this one go. This situation can be compared to a rowdy bachelorette ordering her mimosa. We want as little Juice involved here as humanly possible.”

Simpson, 74-year-old, took to social networking shortly after the shocking awards show moment in order to defend Smith (53).

“It was unfortunate. Will was wrong. I felt the same way. In my life, I’ve been through a lot of crap,” the former athlete explained in a Twitter video on Tuesday, March 29. “Every comedian in the country had an O.J. routine. Don’t think I didn’t want to slap some of those guys. You just have to accept that it’s humor.”

The California native, who was granted parole in 2017 following an armed robbery case, also tweeted, “[Will Smith] was wrong but I understand the sentiment.”

The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirThe 94th Academy Awards, held on March 27, saw a lot of attention for the alum. Rock, 57, made a joke while presenting an Academy Award. Jada Pinkett Smith‘s shaved head. Pinkett Smith, 50-year-old Pinkett Smith with alopecia, looked puzzled at the comment before her husband walked up and hit the comedian.

As the Suicide Squad star returned to his seat, he was seen yelling back at Rock to “keep my wife’s name out your f—king mouth.”

One day later, Smith issued an apology for the “unacceptable and inexcusable” actions that took place on camera. “I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was not in line with the rules and I was wrong. I am ashamed of my actions and they are not indicative of the man that I want to become. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness,” he wrote via Instagram.

The Philadelphia native added: “I would also like to apologize to The Academy, the producers of the show, all the attendees and everyone watching around the world. I apologize to my King Richard Family and the Williams Family. I deeply regret that my behavior has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us.”

Smith resigned from Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences less than a week following the altercation.

“I have directly responded to the Academy’s disciplinary hearing notice, and I will fully accept any and all consequences for my conduct. My actions at the 94th Academy Awards presentation were shocking, painful, and inexcusable,” the I Am LegendAccording to star, the actor who won the best actor trophy said in a statement that he had received on Friday, April 1. Variety. “The list of those I have hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, all those in attendance, and global audiences at home. I betrayed the trust of the Academy.”

Smith noted that his actions “deprived other nominees and winners of their opportunity” to celebrate their accomplishments. “I am heartbroken. 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,” he concluded. “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.”

Rock, however, has not addressed the situation or Smith’s apology publicly. According to a source, the only truth was that Rock has not addressed the situation or apologized publicly. Us WeeklyDuring a recent stand-up show, he mentioned that the incident. “Chris broke the ice by sarcastically saying he’s had an interesting week,” an eyewitness revealed to Use of Rock’s performance in New Jersey on Saturday, April 2. “Everyone laughed because they knew what he was referring to, of course.”

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