LOS ANGELES (KNX) — In a post that was deleted just minutes after 12:33 p.m. Wednesday, comedian Amy Schumer opened up about the trauma that she an many others at the Oscars Sunday night are still experiencing after watching Will Smith slap Comedian Chris Rock onstage.
"Still triggered and traumatized. I love my friend Chris Rock and believe he handled it like a pro. Stayed up there and gave and Oscar to his friend Questlove and the whole thing was so disturbing," Schumer wrote in the Tuesday night Instagram post that was deleted 13 hours after it was shared.
She continued by saying that there was "so much pain in Will Smith" and said that she was waiting for the "sickening feeling to go away from what we all witnessed."
Schumer isn't the only Oscars host speaking out about what happened that night.
Speaking with Ellen Degeneres on "Ellen" Tuesday, Wanda Sykes said she felt awful for her friend Chris Rock, according to a report by IndieWire.
"It was sickening. I physically felt ill. I’m still a little traumatized by it. And for them to let [Smith] stay in that room and enjoy the rest of the show and accept his award, I was like, ‘How gross is this? This is just the wrong message,’" Sykes said.
"You assault somebody, you get escorted out of the building and that’s it. For them to let him continue, I thought it was gross."
Skyes and Schumer aren't the first people to speak out about how Smith should have been escorted out after not only assaulting Rock, but taking away major win moments for fellow Academy members — like Questlove, whose winning speech for his "Summer of Soul" documentary had to start as an awkward, "let's move on from that" moment.
Skyes went on to tell Ellen that Smith has apologized to the Academy, to Rock...but hasn't apologized to the hosts who spent hours putting the show together. While Rock apologized to her on Sunday night as they ran into each other at an after party.
"I said, ‘Why are you apologizing?’ And he said, ‘It was supposed to be your night, you and Amy and Regina, y’all were doing such a great job. I’m so sorry this is now going to be about this,'' Sykes recalled.