Jim Carrey is slammed for ‘sǝxual assault’ on then-20-year-old Alicia Silverstone at awards show where he also tried to kiss Will Smith

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Jim Carrey is slammed for 'sexual assault' on then-20-year-old Alicia Silverstone at awards show where he also tried to kiss Will Smith

Jim Carrey is the latest celebrity to come under fire after weighing in on Will Smith’s assault on Chris Rock during the Academy Awards on Sunday evening – as two 1997 videos resurfaced in which he is seen ‘sexually assaulting’ a then-20-year-old Alicia Silverstone at an awards show, before ‘forcibly’ trying to kiss Smith at the same event.

The actor, now 60, furiously criticized the celebrity audience at the Oscars for giving Smith a standing ovation following his Best Actor win, just minutes after he slapped Rock on-stage in response to a joke the comedian made about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s alopecia.

Carrey, who announced on Thursday night that he is ‘probably retiring’, claimed he was ‘sickened’ by the round of applause for Will and insists he should have been escorted out – however fans have been quick to slam him as a ‘hypocrite’ while bringing back to light a video of him ‘sexually assaulting’ Silverstone at the 1997 MTV Movie Awards.

Resurfaced footage from the awards ceremony shows a then-35-year-old Carrey walking up to the stage to collect an award from Silverstone, only to grab her by the head and ‘forcibly’ pull her into a kiss while she tried to push him off her.

During the same 1997 ceremony, Carrey was also seen trying to kiss Smith after he was announced as the winner of the award for Best Kiss. As Smith, who was 28 at the time, prepared to make his way up on-stage, Carrey was seen grabbing him by the neck and sticking his tongue out towards his face, while the actor tried to shove him away.

Social media: Jim Carrey is the latest celebrity to come under fire after weighing in on Will Smith assaulting Chris Rock during the Academy Awards on Sunday evening
Jim Carrey is the latest celebrity to come under fire after weighing in on Will Smith assaulting Chris Rock during the Academy Awards on Sunday evening

The two resurfaced clips are now doing the rounds on Twitter, where users have branded Carrey a ‘hypocrite’ for condemning Smith’s actions, despite having himself ‘assaulted’ both the actor and Silverstone during the 1997 event.

‘It’s amazing that Jim Carrey sexually assaulted Alicia Silverstone by physically forcing her to kiss him on national TV, when she was [20], and it had literally no impact on his career whatsoever,’ one person wrote, while sharing images of Carrey grabbing Silverstone and Smith during the awards show.

‘He’s such a complete piece of s*** on so many levels.’

Another added: ‘[Carrey] forcibly kissed Alicia Silverstone AND also tried to do the same thing to Will Smith. Regardless of age or age gaps, what Jim Carrey did was ASSAULT. He’s scum and he had no business forcing himself on people.’

‘Jim Carrey tried to French kiss Will Smith at the MTV movie awards and he kissed Alicia Silverstone without her consent at the same award show,’ one Twitter user chimed in.

‘So he assaulted two people in one night and nobody said a word. He should be minding his own business.’

The bitter backlash comes after Carrey slammed the A-list audience at the Oscars for applauding Smith’s Best Actor win – which came shortly after he stormed onto the stage to slap Rock across the face, before yelling at him twice to ‘keep my wife’s name out your f***ing mouth’.

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