Oscars co-host Amy Schumer is shedding light on some interesting things that happened at the 94th Academy Awards.
Although Chris Rock proved exactly what can go wrong when you tell the wrong joke, the “Inside Amy Schumer” star revealed that her lawyer gave her a list of celebrities who she shouldn’t make fun of.
Amy Schumer Reveals She Wasn’t Allowed To Tell Jokes About Joe Rogan Or Alec Baldwin At The Oscars
Throughout the past year, Spotify podcaster Joe Rogan, “Rust” actor Alec Baldwin, and controversial figure James Franco have all been in the news for one reason or another. However, Schumer revealed that she had jokes about all three personalities that were reportedly cut from the telecast, as per a new interview with Vanity Fair.
Joe Rogan has come under fire for using racist comments and spreading misinformation on his Spotify podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience.” Last October, a gun that Baldwin was holding on the “Rust” film set discharged; the bullet struck and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. James Franco has been the subject of several sexual misconduct allegations, which he has all vehemently denied.
The “Trainwreck” star was reportedly frustrated that her lawyer advised her not to tell those kinds of jokes on TV, and yet it paled in comparison to Will Smith and his response to Chris Rock’s joke about Jada Pinkett Smith and her hair loss condition, known as alopecia.
“I wasn’t allowed to say any of that [at the Oscars], but you can just come up and [slap] someone,” she said. She revealed that one of the jokes she made was, “‘Don’t Look Up’ is the name of a movie? More like don’t look down the barrel of Alec Baldwin’s shotgun.”
Amy Schumer Says That Will Smith’s Slap Was ‘Just A F—ing Bummer’
The “Life & Beth” actress still seemed to be in shock from Sunday’s events during her own stand-up comedy show at Las Vegas’ Mirage Theatre on April 2. “I don’t even know what to say about the Oscars,” she began.
“Like, I really don’t know what to say. I have no jokes about it,” she continued. “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 newsfeed?” She started referring to the “King Richard” actor as “Ali” (as in Muhammed Ali) after Smith portrayed the legendary boxer in the 2001 biopic “Ali.”
“I was kind of feeling myself…and then all of a sudden, Ali was making his way up,” Schumer said. “And it was just a f—ing bummer. All I can say is that it was really sad, and I think it says so much 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.”
The stand-up comedian also revealed that she felt both triggered and traumatized after the Oscars slap incident.
Amy Schumer Is ‘Still Triggered And Traumatized’ By Will Smith Slap
When she retook the stage on Sunday night after the infamous Oscars slap occurred, Amy tried to lighten the mood in the room when she asked, “Did I miss anything?” and commented that the “vibe” in the room had “totally changed.”
On Tuesday night, Amy Schumer took to Instagram to address the infamous slap. “I think we can all agree that the best way to unpack what happened is to stream my series @lifeandbethhulu and see me on tour this fall,” she joked she joked in a since-deleted post.
“But for real. Still triggered and traumatized. I love my friend @chrisrock and believe he handled it like a pro,” she continued. “Stayed up there and gave an Oscar to his friend @questlove and the whole thing was so disturbing.”
“So much pain in @willsmith anyway I’m still in shock and stunned and sad,” she added. “I’m proud of myself and my cohosts. But yeah. Waiting for this sickening feeling to go away from what we all witnessed.”
Co-host Wanda Sykes has also spoken out about the incident.