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

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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.

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.

"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.'"

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.