The comedian was giving a speech after accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award for his work in film and television, when he made a surprising joke about that infamous moment at last year's Oscars when Will slapped Chris Rock for making fun of Jada Pinkett Smith.
“I want to let you know that there is a definitive blueprint that you can follow to achieve success, prosperity, longevity, and peace of mind,” Eddie said. “There’s a blueprint and I followed it my whole career. It’s very simple.”
“Just do these three things: pay your taxes, mind your business, and keep Will Smith’s wife’s name out your fucking mouth!”
Some people died laughing:
Others were fed up with all the jokes:
Despite the backlash he received, Eddie said he really does have "love" for Will and Jada.
"In reality, I've worked with Jada," he told Entertainment Tonight after the show. "I love Will, I love Chris. I love Chris and Will, it's all love."