Wanda Sykes isn’t eager on internet hosting the Oscars once more.
The comic co-hosted the 2022 Academy Awards with Amy Schumer and Regina Corridor. Through the ceremony, Finest Actor winner Will Smith infamously slapped presenter Chris Rock; Sykes beforehand referred to as the expertise of witnessing the assault traumatizing.
When requested in a Variety cowl story whereas selling her Netflix particular “I’m an Entertainer” whether or not she can be open to internet hosting the Oscars once more, Sykes replied, “No. I don’t suppose so.”
The “Different Two” star added, “I imply, it was enjoyable doing it with Amy and Regina. However solo? No, thanks.”
Sykes revealed that Smith later reached out to her.
“When he referred to as, I had the worst throat chilly. It wasn’t COVID, however I used to be simply actually sick,” Sykes stated. “And I used to be like, ‘Hey, I recognize you reaching out. Once I really feel higher, I’ll get in contact.’ However by then, I used to be like, he referred to as. I do know what the decision was for. I’m good.”
She continued, “I imply, I want the man the most effective. I actually hope he can come again. I actually do.”
In Might 2022, Sykes stated of Smith, “I hope he will get his shit collectively. Till then, fuck him.”
Sykes beforehand referred to as out the Academy for its “gross” response to the Oscars slap.
“I do know [Will] apologized to Chris however I consider…We have been the hosts. That is our home, we’re inviting you in, we’re going to maintain y’all tonight and ensure you have time,” Sykes stated. “And no one has apologized to us. And we labored actually laborious to place that present collectively. I’m like, with the trade itself, like, ‘What the hell is that this?’”
Again in July 2022, Sykes referred to as internet hosting the Oscars an “wonderful honor” but additionally one which she doesn’t have an curiosity in revisiting.
“I feel it’s one thing that you simply need to do, you do it as soon as,” Sykes stated on the time (by way of Entertainment Weekly). “And I don’t know if I’d need to do it once more.”
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