Oscars co-host Wanda Sykes broke her silence on the eventful 94th Academy Awards ceremony, revealing what Chris Rock mentioned to her at an awards after-party following Will Smith‘s on-stage slap in the face over feedback Chris made about Jada Pinkett-Smith‘s hair.
“The first thing he said was: I’m so sorry,” Sykes mentioned on The Ellen Show Wednesday (March 30). “And I’m like, ‘Why are you apologizing?’ And he is like, ‘It was imagined to be your evening. You and Amy and Regina, y’all had been doing such a fantastic job. I’m so sorry. This is now going to be about this.'”
Sykes shared internet hosting duties with Regina Hall and Amy Schumer for the Sunday evening (March 28) ceremony.
Will shocked the viewers and viewers at dwelling when he walked on stage and slapped Chris within the face who made a reference to Jada’s hair whereas presenting the award for Best Documentary.
Wanda, like many celebrities this week, additionally gave their tackle the state of affairs. The 58-year-old Virginia native mentioned she thought it was “gross” that Will was allowed to remain for the rest of the ceremony.
“It was sickening,” she mentioned. “I felt physically ill, and I’m still a little traumatized by it,” including: “And for them to let him keep in that room and revel in the remainder of the present and settle for his award, I used to be like, ‘How gross is that this?’ This is simply the flawed message.”
Sykes acknowledged Will’s apology to Chris however mentioned that she and her co-hosts labored exhausting to placed on a superb present for Hollywood’s elite, and that “no one has apologized to us.” See her full remarks beneath.