Doug Ellin also said Smith was ‘oversensitive’
In a series of tweets and Instagram posts, Ellin criticised the King Richard star for his response to Rock’s joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s bald head.
Ellin wrote on Twitter: “Can’t believe anyone would defend Will. Gas lighting narcissist who made entire night about himself.”
The comedy writer added: “All about Will. All anyone will remember. An overly sensitive out of control bully.”
He also criticised Smith for taking the focus away from other winners: “Not Questlove’s amazing speech, not the deaf actor from 结尾 who was awesome.”
Ellin – who is currently creating a TV show with Charlie Sheen – added: “They would have shot Jesse Plemons if he did the same thing.”
He also questioned whether Smith should have been thrown out of the ceremony: “Should Will not be escorted out? Arrested? Is this some type of special treatment?”
这 Men in Black star has since apologised for his behaviour, stating that he was “out of line”.
Smith said: “My behaviour at last night’s Academy Awards was 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’s reaction has also been criticised by Alan Davies, Mia Farrow, and Judd Apatow.