John Oliver called out O.J. Simpson for expressing his views on Will Smith’s Oscars slap episode, on Sunday, April 3rd’s episode of the HBO’s show called “Last Week Tonight”. John Oliver showed a footage in which O.J. Simpson is seen talking about the infamous incident. Simpson tweeted the video from his official Twitter account and wrote, “He was wrong but I understand the sentiment.” He stated that his take on Will’s behavior has been asked several times, adding, “It was unfortunate. I think Will was wrong. Look, I understand the feeling.”
However, John Oliver could not take it and said, “Nope, not you O.J., not you. No one wants to hear from you on this– especially, when you seem to be coming live from the COVID patio of a Senor Frog’s. You can just sit this one out. Think of this situation like a rowdy bachelorette ordering a mimosa: We want as little juice involved here as humanly possible.”
Will Smith resigned from the Academy which has initiated disciplinary action against the star after a meeting of its board of directors, the slap incident occurred last week at the 94th Academy Awards when Will Smith went to the stage and smacked comedian Chris Rock after the latter mocked his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s medical condition and later bagged the Best Actor award for his role in the film “King Richard”.
Saturday Night Live created a sketch of the controversy with Kenan Thompson playing O.J. Simpson in the “Weekend Update”