Amy Schumer Opened Up About Feeling “Triggered & Traumatized” After Will Smith’s Oscars Slap

Many celebrities have turned to social media to express their feelings about Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars. Comedians unanimously stand with Rock, and Smith has since turned to Instagram to publicly apologize to the comedian.

Now, Amy Schumer is speaking out. Schumer was one of three co-hosts at the Oscars. She was joined by Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall. Before the awards show, the shared a picture of herself in the dress she wore at the beginning of the show.


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During the awards show but after the slap, Schumer joked, “I’ve been getting out of that Spiderman costume. Did I miss anything?” She added, “There’s like, a different vibe in here…”

While she seemed to be making light of the slap, later on Instagram, she owned up to the fact that she was still “processing.” She shared several pictures from the evening and wrote, “I had fun. And my jaw is still on the floor.”


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After taking some time to process the night, Schumer turned to Instagram again to explain more of how the night impacted her, but since she is a comedian, after all, she started with a joke. Schumer wrote, “I think we can all agree that the best way to unpack what happened is to stream my series @lifeandbethhulu and see me on tour this fall.” She was referencing her new series on Hulu that is partly based on her life.

Then, Schumer got real. She wrote, “But for real. Still triggered and traumatized.”

Watch the video below to learn more about how Schumer is processing her feelings about the Oscars.

Just days before the awards show, on “The Drew Barrymore Show,” Schumer talked to Drew Barrymore about the advice Rock gave her about hosting the show. He is a friend of Schumer’s, and he has hosted the Oscars in the past, so it only makes sense that he would offer her some advice.

Schumer said, “He is just such a lovely person, and I feel so lucky that he’s my friend. He’s just encouraging me really. He’s like ‘You’re Amy [expletive] Schumer. Don’t forget that. Take your time and do you.’ He’s just really encouraging me to be myself.”

Considering Rock is a friend of Schumer’s, we can only imagine how personal and painful this whole incident must feel.