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    Wanda Sykes, Zoë Kravitz, And 11 More Celebs Who Have Shared Their Takes On The Will Smith And Chris Rock Oscars Slap

    "I’m just so already dramatically bored of hearing people’s opinions about it."

    As you're likely well aware by now, Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars after his comments on Jada Pinkett-Smith's hair has launched about one billion hot takes.

    Will slapping Chris onstage

    So if you're not too burned out from all the hubbub, here's how some celebrities reacted to the slap:

    1. The day after the ceremony, Jaden Smith tweeted, "And that's how we do it."

    Twitter: @jaden

    2. Tiffany Haddish told People, "Maybe the world might not like how it went down, but for me, it was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen because it made me believe that there are still men out there that love and care about their women, their wives."

    Tiffany posing at the Oscars red carpet in a strapless sequined gown

    3. Jimmy Kimmel said on a podcast, “You feel bad for a lot of people. ... [The hosts] had some really great moments and now this is what people are gonna be talking about. You feel bad for Questlove [who won the Best Documentary award], and Chris Rock certainly didn’t deserve that. ... But in a way, I feel bad for Will Smith too, I think he let his emotions get the better of him and this should have been one of the great nights of his life, and now it’s not."

    A closeup of Jimmy smiling on the set of his show

    4. Zoë Kravitz shared a photo of her on the red carpet with the caption, “Here's a picture of my dress at the award show where we are apparently assaulting people on stage now.”

    Zoë posing on the Oscars red carpet in a strapless gown

    5. Cohost Amy Schumer wrote on Instagram, "Still triggered and traumatized. I love my friend @chrisrock and believe he handled it like a pro. 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. I'm proud of myself and my cohosts."

    Amy posing on the Oscars red carpet in a long-sleeved form-fitting dress with plunging neckline

    6. While cohost Wanda Sykes told Ellen DeGeneres, "I felt so awful for my friend Chris. It was sickening. I physically felt ill. ... And for them to let [Will] stay in that room and enjoy the rest of the show and accept his award, I was like, 'How gross is this?'"

    Wanda posing on the red carpet in a wide-legged pantsuit and matching heels

    7. James Corden said on his talk show, "Seriously though, I applaud Chris Rock for recovering, keeping the show moving. It was an incredibly dignified response. I'll say this, Will Smith can't take a joke, Chris Rock can take a punch."

    8. Nicki Minaj made a series of tweets where she wrote, "Social media has made ppl feel that these 'husbands' won’t ever run into them in real life. ... Imagine what it must feel like to be losing your hair to the point where you have to shave it bald. You think that’s easy to deal with for anyone?"

    I love Chris Rock. I don’t think he would’ve made that joke had he known what Jada recently shared- but between him & the whole team @ the #Oscars you mean to tell me not ONE of y’all heard this woman just share this heartbreaking story? #ComeOnSon … (continue to next tweet)

    Twitter: @NICKIMINAJ

    9. In a now-deleted tweet, Judd Apatow wrote, “He could have killed him. That’s pure out of control rage and violence. They’ve heard a million jokes about them in the last three decades. They are not freshman in the world of Hollywood and comedy. He lost his mind.”

    10. Kathy Griffin feared for comedians everywhere:

    Let me tell you something, it’s a very bad practice to walk up on stage and physically assault a Comedian. Now we all have to worry about who wants to be the next Will Smith in comedy clubs and theaters.

    Twitter: @kathygriffin

    11. Cher appeared confused:

    WENT OUT OF RM & MISSED REASON FOR WILL’S PUNCH..JUST SAW IT, BUT STILL NOT SURE WHY.

    Twitter: @cher

    12. Ice-T was not a fan of being asked so much about the Oscars:

    I’m Smackin the Shit outta the next MF that asks me about the Oscars….

    Twitter: @FINALLEVEL

    13. Finally, Daniel Radcliffe said on Good Morning Britain, "I’m just so already dramatically bored of hearing people’s opinions about it that I just don’t want to be another opinion adding to it."