Amy Schumer unpacks Oscar slam and addresses backlash over calling Will Smith clap ‘traumatic’

Amy Schumer unpacks her Oscar hosting experience.

From Will Smith, who beat Chris Rock to death threats over the Kirsten Dunst seat and how she felt when she shared the host job with Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall, the comedian honestly answered Howard Stern’s many questions on the subject in his SiriusXM radio show Wednesday. .

Amy Schumer on Oscar night addresses the setback by calling the Will Smith slap “traumatic”. (Photo: REUTERS / Eric Gaillard)

That Life & Beth the actress and comedian was not so keen on talking about the awards ceremony, which she described as an “s *** show”, and explained that she did not want to be seen as “an idiot trying to profit from this awful [situation]”who saw the winner of best male lead Smith slap presenter Chris Rock over one GI Jane joke.

After all, she already encountered counter-reactions to her first reaction, a day after the show, in which she described herself as feeling “triggered and traumatized.”

“People made fun of me for saying it was traumatic,” Schumer told Stern. “I do not think it was traumatic for me. I think it was traumatic for all of us.

Schumer said that Rock “is my good friend – one of my best friends. Seeing your friend get hit?” But at the same time, it also involved: “Will Smith, who I have loved. We have all loved forever. I can not remember a time when I did not think: I love that guy.” So the violent show was “disturbing for so many reasons” and “disturbing too all,” includingeveryone at home who did not see what I saw “from the co-host’s vantage point.” It was shocking. It was a skirt. “

Stern said while watching, he wondered why Smith was allowed to collect his Oscars after “just assaulting” Rock.

Schumer told her: “I was just thinking – maybe it’s bad I was in an abusive relationship years ago – Will Smith must be in so much pain … I felt sorry for him too. It’s probably not the right instinct, but .. “

She added that she “has no thoughts on how it affected me or my performance” as all the buzz around the show has been around Smith and not the winners or the fact that three women were hosts for the first time in the show’s history. “It was just outrageous as a person.”

Schumer also talked about having the hair-pulling disorder trichotillomania. She said because of that, she understands how a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s baldness, even though Rock reportedly did not know she had alopecia, could be disruptive.

“An extra layer [and] another reason I was triggered was that it was about Jada’s hair, “she said.” Hair loss. When I was growing up, no longer, if anyone talked about my hair, it was like the biggest fear in my life. I’m sure it’s a big deal for their family. “

Schumer said Rock, who directed one of her specialties, actually advised her before she hosted the Oscars, hyping her up for the big night.

“He’s the best, I love him so much,” she said. “He was like: You’re Amy F ****** Schumer. He kept … encouraging me and firing me up,” noting that it’s especially challenging to be a woman in the industry because women do not respected for past success and “people behave as if you have done nothing.”

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Chris Rock and Amy Schumer participate in the afterparty for the 2018 GOOD + Foundation's Evening of Comedy + Music Benefit, presented by Samsung Electronics America at the Ziegfeld Ballroom on September 12, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images for GOOD + Foundation)

Chris Rock and Amy Schumer in 2018. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images for GOOD + Foundation)

Schumer also revealed that the reason she used social media to clarify that Jesse Plemons and Dunst seated the joke was a bit was because she “got death threats” over it from people who were upset that she “did not respect” Dunst.

“They were so bad that the Secret Service contacted me about it,” she said. “I thought, ‘I think you have the wrong number. It’s Amy, not Will,'” she joked, adding that the LAPD was also in contact with her over it. “The myogyny is incredible.”

Schumer said she actually ran her jokes off anyone she mentioned before the show. It included contacting Leonardo DiCaprio about her excavation that he was dating younger women (“Keep going,” she said, was the answer), and King Richard star Smith as well as Serena and Venus Williams for her joke that it was inspiring, “that after years of Hollywood ignoring women’s stories, we finally get a movie about the incredible Williams’ sister’s … father.”

She added that she did not intend to tell the joke about Alec Baldwin and Rust shoots for the Oscars – which she said during a recent stand-up show in Las Vegas. She explained that she had “evil horrible frying jokes that I can not help [are] in my mind, “but she would never have said them on Oscar night – even if she would, and did, during her standup in Vegas.

Stern also asked her if she was offended that she was not asked to host the Oscar solo when she was successful, and how much stellar power she has.

“I want to be 100 percent honest: It was completely exciting for me to host them, and I did not want to host alone,” she replied, but made it clear that the producers “did not offer it to me” as a solo concert.

“It was so fun to get to work with them and get to do it,” she continued. “I would feel comfortable doing it alone. But I just felt so good about them both. I just love them. Regina, I just thought she’s so funny for so long. Wanda is my good friend; she is a killer … But I know what you’re saying. I appreciate that. “

She also talked about whether it was competitive with the three who beat their jokes and jockeyed for time in the TV show.

“I really like collaborating – so as not to sound annoying,” she replied. “And I did not feel competitive at all. I work really hard and I know I’m going to have fun. I wanted to write things and give the best punchlines.” But she added: “I think everyone was a little nervous and wondered if we should be competitive – and everyone takes their baggage from their careers and their lives – and the two of them are colored women and I look like one who calls the police, “she joked, admitting she looked like” a Karen. ” But “in the end, it was really a joy.”

With everything she’s up to with her new Hulu show, her upcoming one Hore Tour, a guest role in Only murder in the building as well as a young son, she said the Oscar host job “was a privilege. For a comedian, I would do it,” especially after the COVID lockdown. “I feel like I’m 40, I got my uterus taken out, I’m addressing my endometriosis … I feel like I’m at my best age and I would do it.”

She said, however, that she “just stops emotional eating from the Oscars,” which took place on March 27, and now she’s probably only thinking about Smith’s slapping “four times.”

“For a while, that was all I thought about,” she admitted.

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