According to Fox News, although the majority of the audience stood up to applaud the actor after his big win for his role in King Richard, Kunis stood firm in her decision not to stand up for Smith. She recently told a magazine: “The idea of leading by example only makes sense if you actually have someone to lead. We have our tiny little tribe right here at home and I never want to tell them to do something if I’m not willing to do it myself.”
“Not getting up was a breeze for me, but what shocked me was how many people got up. I thought, ‘Wow, what a time we live in, instead of doing the right thing, people are focusing on doing what looks good.’ It’s crazy to me,” added Kunis, Fox News reported.
She and her husband Ashton Kutcher sat down at the ceremony where Chris Rock was beaten by Will Smith for making a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
Kunis recently faced her own struggle in the spotlight after being booed by the crowd while appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! during a recording in Brooklyn.
Still, she remained a good sport, joking with Kimmel, “What’s wrong with your audience? Very New York of you, very New York,” according to Fox News.