Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews says fallout from Will Smith’s Oscar hit was “overdone” and says he did a lot worse than what King Richard actor did to Chris Rock
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Actor Terry Crews doesn’t think Will Smith’s Oscar punishment “fits the crime” – and says he’s done a lot worse in his life without such repercussions.
The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star praised Chris Rock for keeping his composure after the shocking Oscars row.
But he hinted that the reaction to the slap on stage last month was overdone.
The Hollywood great was widely condemned for his actions and he issued an emotional apology, but it wasn’t enough and the academy made the decision to ban him for ten years.
But Terry, 53 – a close friend of Chris and Will – said the consequences of what happened were “exaggerated”.
In conversation with The Hollywood ReporterThe American said: “Both Will Smith and Chris Rock are dear, dear friends of mine – I love them both as brothers but there was a time in my life in that moment I was Will Smith and let me Tell them that I’ve done worse than Will.
“Like people were like, ‘What on earth are you doing?’ My wife even had to say, ‘You have to promise me you’ll never go off like that. They didn’t have to pick this man up and turn him upside down, on the concrete.”
“(It was) excessive, the punishment didn’t fit the crime. I’m very grateful to Chris, but I also understand Will. I am not [one] Wants to demonize at all because I was there.”
The comedian was left stunned after King Richard actor Will stepped on stage and slapped him in the face for making a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
Will, who won an Oscar for his performance as the father of Tenner stars Serena and Venus Williams, was allowed to keep his award.
After news of Will’s ban broke, Will stated, “I accept and respect the Academy’s decision.”
Chris recently joked that he had “gained his hearing back” after being slapped in the face last month.
The local newspaper reports desert sunChris shed light on the situation during a performance at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in California.
“I’m fine, I’ve got a whole show and I won’t talk about it until I get paid,” he told the crowd.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/terry-crews-supports-smith-over-26778820 Terry Crews backs Will Smith over Oscars blow, says 'I've done a lot worse'