Jim Carrey mocked as clip of him storming stage to kiss 20-year-old host after he criticised Will Smith emerges
Carrey said Smith should've been arrested for slapping Chris Rock at last weekend's Oscars
Jim Carrey has been slammed after a clip of him storming on stage to kiss a 20-year-old host has resurfaced just days after he criticised Will Smith.
Carrey was quick to slam Smith for slapping Chris Rock during last weekend’s Oscars.
But footage from 1997 showing the comedic actor attempting to kiss the then 20-year-old Alicia Silverstone has resurfaced.
The footage showed Carrey putting his hand on Silverstone's neck, before pulling towards her to give her a kiss.
Carrey, who was 35-year-old at the time, was also seen trying to kiss Smith at the 1997 MTV Movie Awards.
Smith’s slap at last week’s Oscars came after Rock, during a segment where he roasted nominees, made a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith’s lack of hair.
Jada Pinkett Smith has previously spoken out about her battle with alopecia, a condition which usually causes hair loss and balding.
Speaking after the event, Carrey said the audience at the Oscars was “spineless” for giving Will Smith a standing ovation for his best actor award win just minutes after the slap.
Smith said: “I was sickened, I was sickened by the standing ovation.
“I felt like Hollywood is just spineless en masse and it really felt like this is a really clear indication that we’re not the cool club anymore.”
Carrey said Smith “should have been” arrested.
He added: “He didn’t want the hassle.
“I’d have announced this morning that I was suing for Will for $200million because that video is going to be there forever, it’s going to be ubiquitous. That insult is going to last a very long time.
“If you want to yell from the audience and disapprove or show disapproval or say something on Twitter, you do not have the right to walk up on stage and smack somebody in the face because they said words.
“It didn’t escalate, it came out of nowhere because Will has something going on inside him that’s frustrated," he told US breakfast show CBS This Morning.
He added: “I wish him the best, I really do. I don’t have anything against Will Smith, he’s done great things. But that was not a good moment.
“It cast a pall over everybody’s shining moment last night.
“A lot of people worked really hard to get to that place. And to have their moment in the sun, to get their award for the really hard work they did, it is no mean feat to go through all the stuff you have to go through when you are nominated for an Oscar. It’s a gauntlet of devotion that you have to do.
“It was such a selfish moment that cast a pall over the whole thing.”