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Amy Schumer, co-host of the Academy Awards, stopped by Wednesday to share her thoughts on Will Smith’s Chris Rock slap – the moment that “really changed the atmosphere at home.”
“I will just say, I was backstage and I knew I had to go out. I was the only host that went after him alone. It really felt like a house of funny situations, you know, Schumer told Cohen.
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The “trainbreak” actress and comedian explained that Smith was even more shocked when he won the Best Actor Oscar (for his role in “King Richard”) and even received standing praise.
“It simply came to our notice then. And then he won. Everyone was on the floor with the whole thing. And I just thought, What do I do when I’m going there?“
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The following weekend, Schumer performed a stand-up routine and briefly addressed the “disturbed” incident, saying that Smith’s slap “says a lot about toxic masculinity.”