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Amy Schumer Taking A Break After Being Slammed For Claiming Oscars Drama Has Traumatized Her
After drawing criticism for her response to the Oscars slap heard around the world, Amy Schumer hinted at taking a break.
"Out of office reply for the next month. Thanks," she captioned an Instagram photo showing her cuddling with son Gene.
According to Schumer, she is still processing what happened when Will Smith slapped Chris Rock for joking about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, at the Academy Awards.
"I think we can all agree that the best way to unpack what happened is to stream my series @lifeandbethhulu and see me on tour this fall," the I Feel Pretty actress wrote via social media alongside a photo of herself on Wednesday. "But for real. 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," she continued. "So much pain in @willsmith. Anyway, I'm still in shock and stunned and sad."
Schumer said she was proud of herself as well as her co-hosts, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes, adding, "Waiting for this sickening feeling to go away from what we all witnessed."
After weighing in on what will likely become one of the most-talked-about moments in television, several naysayers blasted the Trainwreck star for making it all "about [her]."
"Shame she wants attention," one social media user sounded off, while another commenter agreed. "Yeah sit this one out Amy," they chimed in.
It appears nobody was prepared for what happened on Sunday evening, as an insider told Radar that Chris Rock was unaware that Jada suffers from alopecia, which may have prevented him from making that G.I. Jane joke.
Rock ultimately declined to press charges against Will, who has since issued a public apology.
"Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally," Will Smith wrote. "I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong."