Jim Carrey Isn't Holding Back His Feelings About The Will Smith Controversy

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By DM, EMILY HUTCHINSON

The altercation between Will Smith and Chris Rock at the 94th Academy Awards has been a leading headline. Dubbed the "slap heard around the world," the incident — which seemingly came out of nowhere — happened following a joke Rock made at Jada Pinkett Smith's expense.

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Since the incident, a number of celebrities have publicly condemned the actor. One of those critics, legendary comedian Jim Carrey, was relentless in his response about Will.

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"I was sickened by the standing ovation," Carrey said during an appearance on "CBS Mornings." Adding, "I felt like Hollywood is just spineless en masse. It just really felt like: 'Oh, this is really a clear indication that we're not the cool club anymore.'"

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He also said that he believed Smith should have been escorted from the venue after he stormed the stage. Carrey also claimed that if he were Rock, he would have started a $200 million lawsuit against Will because the video of the incident will be around forever.

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