An influential Hollywood executive used his speech at a Simon Wiesenthal Center gala to criticize actor Will Smith.

Speaking Wednesday night at a Beverly Hills fundraiser for the Center’s Museum of Tolerance, Jeffrey Katzenberg, the former head of Walt Disney Studios and co-founder of Dreamworks, said, “Unfortunately intolerance continues to be on the rise no matter where we look. We see it vividly on display whether it be far off on the battlefields of Ukraine or right here in Hollywood on the stage of the Dolby Theatre.”

The Dolby Theatre is the venue for the Oscars, where Smith slapped Chris Rock on March 27 after the comedian made a joke Smith found objectionable.

In this 2009 photo, Will Smith and his family pose with actress Charlize Theron at a Simon Wiesenthal Center dinner honoring Smith and Theron in Beverly Hills. Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP via Getty Images

The number of powerful Hollywood executives and entertainers, combined with the fact that it was the first such large Hollywood gathering since the Oscars, made Katzenberg’s words even more influential, an executive at the event told the Daily Mail, which first reported the speech.

The gala drew some 700 attendees from the industry, including  James Corden, who emceed the evening, Will.i.Am, LL Cool J and Maroon 5’s Adam Levine.

Co-chairs of the event included Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, and producers Jerry Bruckheimer, Ron Howard  and JJ Abrams.

At the the gala, which raised $3.7 million for the museum, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who is Jewish, was awarded the Center’s Medal of Freedom.

In 2009, Smith himself was a Wiesenthal Center gala honoree, receiving the Humanitarian Award at its National Tribute Dinner for his “commitment to education, cultural diversity, and social responsibility.” The master of ceremonies at the event was Katzenberg.