Sheryl Underwood Says: “As A Comic, I Am Afraid Now To Get On A Stage” Following Will Smith Slapping Chris Rock Over Insensitive Joke At Oscars
Sheryl Underwood is chiming in on the Oscars fiasco.
On a recent episode of The Talk, host Sheryl Underwood stated she now fears getting back on the comedic stage following the Oscars incident. Claiming that audience members may now feel it’s okay to assault comedians over jokes they don’t like.
Following an insensitive joke about actress Jada Pinkett Smith’s balding due to alopecia condition, her husband, Oscar winning actor Will Smith, approached and hit the joke teller – Chris Rock on live TV. Screaming at the comedian to keep his wife’s name out of his mouth.
Subsequent, The Talk co-host and fellow comedian Sheryl Underwood gave her thoughts on the matter, predicting the events aftermath. The actress condemned how no one seemingly rushed to check on Chris Rock following the altercation, stating:
“It depends on who you are and how heavy the fine is and how necessary you are to the commerce….Nobody stopped to check on the dude that got hit. Nobody stopped.”
During the commercial break, after Will Smith assaulted Chris Rock, Denzel Washington, Tyler Perry, and Bradley Cooper appear to console Smith. You can see Smith wiping tears from his eyes. pic.twitter.com/DvrQ2V9pHN
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She goes on to offer her thoughts from a comedic perspective. Claiming that she now fears getting on a stage and telling a joke someone doesn’t like stating:
“I’m gone say this as a comic, I am afraid now to get on a stage cause on my third show where everybody been drinking, if you don’t like my joke, do you now believe that you can get up and slap me?”
“This ain’t cool, there’s gotta be accountability quicker.”
Sheryl’s statements were a follow up to celebrity actor Jim Carey condemning Will’s actions, and saying he would have sued for $200,000,000 if he was Chris Rock.
Do you think people will start to feel bold enough to hit comedians after Will hit Chris at the Oscars? Give us your thoughts in the comments section!