Wanda Sykes 'still traumatised' by Will Smith's Oscars slap

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Wanda Sykes is still reeling from Will Smith's behaviour at the 2022 Academy Awards.

During the ceremony on 27 March, the King Richard actor walked onto the stage and slapped comedian Chris Rock after he compared his wife Jada Pinkett Smith - who has the medical condition alopecia - to G.I. Jane.

Sykes co-hosted the event with Regina Hall and Amy Schumer, and as part of her comedy set at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, Florida last week, revealed that it will take her a long time to get over the incident.

"I'm still traumatised. I can't talk about it. I get emotional,” she said, according to People.

Sykes went on to share how she couldn’t believe how Smith remained in the audience for the duration of the show.

"I couldn't believe he was still sitting there, like an a**hole. Shouldn't you be sitting there with a lawyer or LAPD, mother**ker?" the 58-year-old asked, adding: “I hope he gets his s**t together. Until then, f**k him."

Smith apologised to Academy members and his peers during his acceptance speech for Best Actor at the film event and followed it up with a lengthy apology on Instagram the next day.

Last month, the 53-year-old resigned from the Academy and was subsequently banned from attending the Oscars for 10 years.

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