Jennifer Esposito has responded to backlash over her comment on a post about her ex-husband Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.
The co-stars’ emotional performance at the Oscars sparked romance rumours on Sunday night, and actor David Spade joined in by sharing a snap of the pair’s performance alongside the caption, “Is there any chance these 2 aren’t f**king?”
Bradley’s ex-wife commented “Ha.” underneath David’s post, and her post quickly went viral – which sparked backlash from Bradley and Gaga’s fans.
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Addressing the backlash, Jennifer uploaded a video on Instagram, in which she said: “It was towards David Spade’s very outward statement about something about an ex, and I literally laughed at him because he was so bold in what he was saying and I thought it was funny. I’m allowed to think something is funny.”
“When you come and attack a person for saying ‘Ha’…we have so many things going on in our country and in our world that need attention. I wish you would spend a minute of this insanity, this nonsense, on things that are really important.”
The actress also called out females in particular for “coming after” her, and claimed that she doesn’t even know what all of the drama is about, because she didn’t watch the Oscars.
“I don’t know what went on, I don’t care what went on. I commented on something that I thought was funny,” she said.
Jennifer and Bradley were married for four months before they split in 2007.