The slap of the century was unpacked by late night time hosts on Monday night time, and every comic reacted just about precisely the best way we’d anticipate them to.
Because the world was nonetheless attempting to course of Will Smith hanging Chris Rock throughout the face on stage on the 2022 Oscars, every host took a unique method on cowl it. Jimmy Kimmel opted for a extra direct fashion, recapping your entire ordeal on Jimmy Kimmel Stay.
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Kimmel saved it mild as he sprinkled in jabs towards Will, like joking that the King Richard star may be ready for the Academy within the parking zone if he doesn’t get invited again to the ceremony.
Stephen Colbert wasn’t afraid to go even more durable on The Late Present, making digs at not simply Will, however his motion pictures, calling these movies the worst factor the actor’s achieved other than the slap. Colbert additionally took purpose at Oscars producers for letting the star give a protracted acceptance speech with out consequence.
On Late Evening, Seth Meyers let one in every of his writers, Amber Ruffin, take the wheel — truthfully fairly sensible (additionally, she’s GREAT). Amber detailed the fear of watching the s**tshow unfold in a poetic, theatrical monologue that must be its personal one-woman present.
James Corden took a really James Corden-y method to tackling the occasion: he did it in music!
The Late Late Present host analyzed the debacle with a spin on We Don’t Speak About Bruno, the hit music from Disney’s Encanto, titled We Don’t Speak About Jada — referencing the GI Jane 2 joke Rock made on the expense of Jada Pinkett Smith, which in fact set the entire thing off.
After which there was the amiable Jimmy Fallon, who by no means needs to get his fingers too soiled on the subject of these things. True to type, Fallon glossed over the second nearly solely throughout his Tonight Present monologue — not even saying Smith or Rock’s identify — earlier than pivoting to Russia information.
A not-take from Fallon isn’t a shock often, however contemplating Jimmy is understood to have an in depth relationship with Rock, relationship again to his Saturday Evening Stay days, we type of thought he would possibly come out swinging for his pal. Oh nicely.
Jokes apart, many of the hosts agreed that violence is unacceptable — echoing the indirect assertion the Academy of Movement Footage Arts and Sciences launched following the published:
“The Academy doesn’t condone violence of any type. Tonight we’re delighted to have fun our 94th Academy Awards winners, who deserve this second of recognition from their friends and film lovers around the globe.”
In the meantime, Will has since issued an apology to Chris, writing partially on Instagram:
“I wish to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I used to be out of line and I used to be improper. I’m embarrassed and my actions weren’t indicative of the person I need to be. There isn’t any place for violence in a world of affection and kindness.”
The comic, for his half, has but to interrupt his silence on the drama — however we’ve a sense he’ll be monologuing about it a lot throughout his upcoming get up exhibits later this week.
Which of those late night time hosts do YOU suppose had the most effective take?
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