Comedians David Spade and Dana Carvey say Will Smith looked like a 'bully' at the Oscars

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David Spade and Dana Carvey have weighed in on the controversial physical altercation that took place between Will Smith and Chris Rock on Sunday at the Oscars.

As you most certainly will have heard by now, Smith slapped Rock while the 57-year-old comedian was presenting the award for Best Documentary Feature.

Rock joked at the time that he would love to see the actor's wife Jada Pinkett Smith get involved in a potential G.I. Jane 2 movie - a reference to her shaved head. It was a no-go topic for the Smiths, considering the actress has been open about her alopecia diagnosis.

While Smith, 53, initially appeared to laugh at the gag, just moments later, he headed for the stage and proceeded to strike Rock, with the comic responding: "Will Smith just smacked the s*** out of me."

Watch the shocking moment below:
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Now Spade and Carvey have added their two cents to the King Richard star's highly discussed outburst at the prestigious event mid-ceremony.

During an episode of their podcast Fly on the Wall, which aired on Wednesday, Spade said it sets a "dangerous precedent" for comics whose gags could offend people.

"I could jokingly say that slap in the face was a real slap in the face for comedy, but on a serious note, this sets a dangerous precedent," Spade said during the podcast. "That was the straw that broke Will Smith's back. It couldn't have been a medium rough joke, just bad timing. It was like a jack-in-the-box (hums melody), and here's Chris Rock."

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"Listen, comedy is rough, I just did a special for Netflix, and there's some stuff in there that makes me laugh that people can get offended by," he continued. "It's just the way it is."

Carvey described how the unexpected outburst affected him as he watched it unfold.

"I've seen real anger and experienced it, so the first thing I thought was that I was triggered — everybody talks about triggers — when I saw a very large person go full s***house, very physical on a person who's not small but much smaller," he said.

He added: "I saw a bully," with Spade agreeing.

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On Monday, Smith publicly apologized to Rock after failing to do so in his Best Actor acceptance speech, which he gave after hitting the Everybody Hates Chris creator.

The King Richard star shared his remorse for resorting to violence at the ceremony, stating that he felt targeting his wife's medical condition was a step too far, and he "reacted emotionally".

It has been reported by TMZ, however, that Rock may not have been aware of Pinkett Smith's condition.

In any case, Smith said in his post: "Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally."

He continued: "I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.

"I would also like to apologize to the Academy, the producers of the show, all the attendees and everyone watching around the world. I would like to apologize to the Williams Family and my King Richard Family. I deeply regret that my behavior has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us.

Smith concluded his post: "I am a work in progress."

Featured image credit: REUTERS / Alamy

Comedians David Spade and Dana Carvey say Will Smith looked like a 'bully' at the Oscars

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By VT

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David Spade and Dana Carvey have weighed in on the controversial physical altercation that took place between Will Smith and Chris Rock on Sunday at the Oscars.

As you most certainly will have heard by now, Smith slapped Rock while the 57-year-old comedian was presenting the award for Best Documentary Feature.

Rock joked at the time that he would love to see the actor's wife Jada Pinkett Smith get involved in a potential G.I. Jane 2 movie - a reference to her shaved head. It was a no-go topic for the Smiths, considering the actress has been open about her alopecia diagnosis.

While Smith, 53, initially appeared to laugh at the gag, just moments later, he headed for the stage and proceeded to strike Rock, with the comic responding: "Will Smith just smacked the s*** out of me."

Watch the shocking moment below:
[[twitterwidget||https://twitter.com/MiracleJe50/status/1508359035313180673]]

Now Spade and Carvey have added their two cents to the King Richard star's highly discussed outburst at the prestigious event mid-ceremony.

During an episode of their podcast Fly on the Wall, which aired on Wednesday, Spade said it sets a "dangerous precedent" for comics whose gags could offend people.

"I could jokingly say that slap in the face was a real slap in the face for comedy, but on a serious note, this sets a dangerous precedent," Spade said during the podcast. "That was the straw that broke Will Smith's back. It couldn't have been a medium rough joke, just bad timing. It was like a jack-in-the-box (hums melody), and here's Chris Rock."

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"Listen, comedy is rough, I just did a special for Netflix, and there's some stuff in there that makes me laugh that people can get offended by," he continued. "It's just the way it is."

Carvey described how the unexpected outburst affected him as he watched it unfold.

"I've seen real anger and experienced it, so the first thing I thought was that I was triggered — everybody talks about triggers — when I saw a very large person go full s***house, very physical on a person who's not small but much smaller," he said.

He added: "I saw a bully," with Spade agreeing.

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On Monday, Smith publicly apologized to Rock after failing to do so in his Best Actor acceptance speech, which he gave after hitting the Everybody Hates Chris creator.

The King Richard star shared his remorse for resorting to violence at the ceremony, stating that he felt targeting his wife's medical condition was a step too far, and he "reacted emotionally".

It has been reported by TMZ, however, that Rock may not have been aware of Pinkett Smith's condition.

In any case, Smith said in his post: "Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally."

He continued: "I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.

"I would also like to apologize to the Academy, the producers of the show, all the attendees and everyone watching around the world. I would like to apologize to the Williams Family and my King Richard Family. I deeply regret that my behavior has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us.

Smith concluded his post: "I am a work in progress."

Featured image credit: REUTERS / Alamy