Joseph stated that people left confused following the altercation.

His words were, “Once the Chris Rock/Will Smith interaction was not a bit of a problem, everything turned upside down.” “Everyone was still trying to make sense of it when Chris persevered and started to read the nominees,” later adding, “We were in shock walking to the stage—not because of winning but because we, too, were still trying to make sense of what happened.”

Joseph said that Chris was also hurt by his sexist remarks about Joseph as he and other producers took to the stage after accepting their victory.

“What I didn’t hear in that moment walking to stage but was told of afterwards is what Chris Rock said when reading our name from the winner’s card — the winner is Summer of Soul … Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson and … four white guys.’ WHAT IN THE ACTUAL F–K????He wrote: