Amy Schumer Says She’s Still “Triggered And Traumatized” From The Oscars Slap

March 30, 2022 / Posted by:

We’re currently on Day 4 of Slaptoberfest (I don’t know if we’ve given it a nickname yet, but my vote is for that, or Sunday, Slappy Sunday, if it’s not too clumsy). We’ve had multiple updates about how Will Smith is doing after he, to quote Chris Rock himself, slapped the shit out of Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars on Sunday night. Will Smith is apologetic, while Will’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith is informed everyone that she’s currently in a “season for healing.” Almost everyone seems to have an opinion on The Slap, whether they were present in the audience or not. Now we’re hearing from 2022 Oscars co-host Amy Schumer, who is still shaken up by the whole thing.

Hot off her apology tour for a mid-show bit that went over entirely too many people’s heads, Amy is speaking once again about the events of Sunday night, but this time it’s the big one. Amy is a friend of Chris Rock, so one might assume that she’s Team Chris all the way here. But in actuality, she’s more Team Amy Is Still Wondering What The Fuck Happened Sunday Night. After Will Smith and Chris Rock’s on-stage altercation, Amy came out on stage and jokingly asked is she had “missed anything” while she was gone. However, inside Amy Schumer’s head was a different story. She addressed the situation on Instagram by first getting in a sneaky promo for her new Hulu show, Life and Beth, before getting serious and saying that it was “triggering” to watch the Fresh Prince put a hand on Chris Rock like that (Amy has spoken in the past about a previous relationship in which she experienced domestic violence and sexual assault). She also acknowledged that she saw “So much pain” in Will Smith that night. Overall, Amy is still shocked and sad.

Amy is one of many of Chris Rock’s friends who jumped to his defense, like Adam Sandler, who played it just a little more vague and diplomatic with his support, and David Spade, who…did not.

Amy Schumer will likely get over the intense feelings she’s been feeling since Sunday night, eventually. It might help temper things by throwing on a Bravo show, to help desensitize her brain from the shock of seeing someone get slapped. And once she’s done feeling traumatized, she can then sit back and start asking herself the tough questions. Like wondering if the sudden spike in ratings was because of her monologue. “Yeah, that’s definitely the reason” she assures herself.


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