Taking to Instagram on Wednesday (March 30), the star joked that people should watch her “Life and Beth” series on Hulu to “unpack what happened” at the award show. She then switched her tone to a more serious one and praised her friend Chris Rock for being a class act amid the unfavorable circumstances.
“I love my friend @chrisrock and believe he handled it like a pro,” she penned of Rock’s decision to continue on with his duties without retaliating. “Stayed up there and gave an Oscar to his friend @questlove and the whole thing was so disturbing. So much pain in @willsmith anyway I’m still in shock and stunned and sad.”
She added, “Im proud of myself and my cohosts. But yeah. Waiting for this sickening feeling to go away from what we all witnessed.”
The post from Schumer seemingly references the incident that occurred after Rock said Jada Pinkett Smith should star in “G.I. Jane 2.” The joke hit a sour note given the actress’ alopecia and angered Will Smith so much, he went to the stage and smacked the Brooklyn star in his face. The hit, he later admitted, was not acceptable in any circumstances.
Twitter user @TabithaSpeaksTV called the actress out for targeting people of color in many of her jokes. “Not Amy Schumer pushing a false narrative of her being “triggered and traumatized” after she has traumatized Black and POC Communities with her racist jokes for years!” she penned.
Author Frederick Joseph mentioned the way Schumer managed to plug her show while claiming she was “triggered.” “The intersection of white lashings and capitalism is wild,” he wrote. “Amy Schumer is so triggered by the Oscars that she had time to pump her new tv special.”
See Schumer’s post and more Twitter reactions below.