Jennifer Esposito slams 'psychotic' controversy

Jennifer Esposito isn't laughing at the way some people have interpreted a comment she made on Instagram regarding Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga's intense chemistry during their duet at this year's Oscars.

The actress -- who was married to Cooper for less than a year from 2006 to 2007 -- made headlines after comedian David Spade took to Instagram to share a snapshot of Cooper and Gaga's performance.

Spade asked in the caption, "Is there any chance these two aren't f**king?" Esposito replied in the comments with a simple, "Ha."

The 45-year-old actress shared a pointed and strongly worded video message to Instagram on Tuesday about the furor that has followed since, and took her critics and online trolls to task for making a big deal out of what she felt was a harmless laugh.

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THE OSCARS® - The 91st Oscars® broadcasts live on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood and will be televised live on The ABC Television Network at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST. (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) BRADLEY COOPER, LADY GAGA
THE OSCARS® - The 91st Oscars® broadcasts live on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood and will be televised live on The ABC Television Network at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST. (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) BRADLEY COOPER, LADY GAGA
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: (L-R) Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga perform onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been converted to black and white.) (L-R) Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper perform onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: In this handout provided by A.M.P.A.S., Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga pose backstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Petit - Handout/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: (L-R) Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper perform onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: (L-R) Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper perform onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: In this handout provided by A.M.P.A.S., The crowd reacts after a performance by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Petit - Handout/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: In this handout provided by A.M.P.A.S., Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper pose backstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Petit - Handout/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: In this handout provided by A.M.P.A.S., Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper pose backstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Petit - Handout/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: In this handout provided by A.M.P.A.S., Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper pose backstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Sayles - Handout/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: (L-R) Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, and Diane Warren during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: In this handout provided by A.M.P.A.S., Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga perform onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Petit - Handout/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: In this handout provided by A.M.P.A.S., Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga perform onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Petit - Handout/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: In this handout provided by A.M.P.A.S., Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga perform onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Petit - Handout/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: In this handout provided by A.M.P.A.S., Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga pose backstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Sayles - Handout/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: In this handout provided by A.M.P.A.S., Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga perform onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Sayles - Handout/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: In this handout provided by A.M.P.A.S., Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga perform onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Sayles - Handout/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: In this handout provided by A.M.P.A.S., Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga perform onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Sayles - Handout/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: In this handout provided by A.M.P.A.S., Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga pose backstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Petit - Handout/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: In this handout provided by A.M.P.A.S., Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga perform onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Sayles - Handout/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: In this handout provided by A.M.P.A.S., Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga perform onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Sayles - Handout/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: In this handout provided by A.M.P.A.S., Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga perform onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Sayles - Handout/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: In this handout provided by A.M.P.A.S., Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga pose backstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Petit - Handout/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: In this handout provided by A.M.P.A.S., Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper pose backstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Petit - Handout/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images)
THE OSCARS® - The 91st Oscars® broadcasts live on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood and will be televised live on The ABC Television Network at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST. (Ed Herrera via Getty Images)LADY GAGA, BRADLEY COOPER
THE OSCARS® - The 91st Oscars® broadcasts live on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood and will be televised live on The ABC Television Network at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST. (Ed Herrera via Getty Images) LADY GAGA, BRADLEY COOPER
THE OSCARS® - The 91st Oscars® broadcasts live on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood and will be televised live on The ABC Television Network at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST. (Ed Herrera via Getty Images) LADY GAGA, BRADLEY COOPER
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: (L-R) Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper perform onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
THE OSCARS® - The 91st Oscars® broadcasts live on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood and will be televised live on The ABC Television Network at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST. (Ed Herrera via Getty Images) LADY GAGA, BRADLEY COOPER
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"I literally laughed at [Spade] because he was so bold in what he was saying and I thought it was funny," an incensed Esposito explained. "I'm allowed to think something is funny."

Directing her ire at haters who slammed her on social media, she continued, "We have so many things in our country and in our world that need attention, and I wish that you'd spend even a minute of this insanity of nonsense on things that are really important."

In fact, Esposito said she didn't even watch the 91st Annual Academy Awards, and didn't see the steamy musical performance at all.

"I didn't watch the Oscars, I don't know what went on, I don't care what went on," she shared. "I just commented on something that I thought was funny."

"To find that people are making judgement calls about me, or them... is really psychotic," she added.

- This article first appeared on ET Online
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