Daniel Radcliffe said he's 'dramatically bored of hearing people's opinion' to the Oscars slap

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  • Daniel Radcliffe said he's "dramatically bored of hearing people's opinion" about the Oscars slap.

  • On Sunday, Will Smith slapped Chris Rock onstage for making a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith's baldness.

  • Celebrities, including Tiffany Haddish and Jim Carrey, have spoken out in response to the incident.

"The Lost City" star Daniel Radcliffe said he's "already dramatically bored" of hearing responses to Will Smith hitting Chris Rock at the Oscars that he refused to offer his own two cents.

During an appearance on "Good Morning Britain" on Thursday, host Susanna Reid asked Radcliffe if he saw the moment and to weigh in on the controversial incident.

"I saw it," he replied, "but I'm just so already dramatically bored of hearing people's opinion about it that I just don't want to be another opinion adding to it."

Reid went on to ask the "Harry Potter" actor if he's ever witnessed any "awkward moments" at award ceremonies in the past, to which Radcliffe said he's built a default response to it since he was a kid.

"I think, as a kid as well, when you're going on stuff as a kid, you're not very sure if the joke is with you or if you're the butt of a joke, so you have a mode of just, 'I'll just keep smiling and laughing and hopefully this will end soon,'" he said.

During the 94th Academy Awards on Sunday night, Rock was hit onstage by Will Smith, who was minutes away from being named best actor, after the comedian made a joke alluding to Jada Pinkett Smith's shaved head. Pinkett Smith has talked about having the hair-loss condition alopecia.

On Monday, Smith released an apology statement, describing his behavior at the awards show as "unacceptable and inexcusable."

"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," Smith said in the statement. "I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong."

During a comedy show in Boston on Wednesday, Rock spoke about the incident for the first time, saying he was "still processing what happened."

Several celebrities, including Tiffany Haddish, Jim Carrey, and Judd Apatow, have spoken out in response to the incident.

"As a woman, who has been unprotected, for someone to say, 'Keep my wife's name out your mouth, leave my wife alone,' that's what your husband is supposed to do, right? Protect you," Haddish said, adding that she thought Smith choosing to "stand up" for his wife was "the most beautiful thing I've ever seen."

"And that meant the world to me," she continued. "And 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."

Carrey, on the other hand, condemned Smith's actions, saying he would've sued the actor if it were him being hit.

"I'd have announced this morning that I was suing Will for $200 million," Carrey told Gayle King on "CBS Mornings" on Monday. "That video's going to be there forever. It's going to be ubiquitous. That insult is going to last a very long time."

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