Monday, February 29, 2016

Was Chris Rock's Oscars Monologue Too Much? Watch Him Shade Jada Pinkett-Smith, Stacey Dash's Awkward Entrance, #OscarsSoWhite Parody & More!



"You're damn right Hollywood is racist!," Chris Rock said during his opening monologue at the 2016 Academy Awards on Sunday night.

The Oscars diversity issue was a big topic at the award show this year and Chris took every chance he got to talk about it. Whether it was cracking jokes, throwing shade at Jada Pinkett-Smith or showing skits of how certain movies would look with black actors, Chris didn't hold back.

"What happened this year? People went nuts. Spike got mad. Jada went mad. Will went mad. Everyone went mad!" he said about all the celebs wanting to protest the Oscars. 


"Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna's panties. I wasn't invited!," Chris said. 

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Chris even called the Academy Awards the "White People's Choice Awards." He also brought Stacey Dash out on stage! Yes, Ms. "We should eliminate Black History Month."



When she came out everything just seemed awkward, watch his opening monologue below:






Chrissy Teigen's face when Stacey came out on stage, lol
Chris' overall point, which he said during the show opening, is: why boycott the Oscars now? He point out that the Academy Awards is in its 88th year, so why now? He also said the black actors and actresses back in the day, like in the '60s, weren't worried about not being nominated as much because they had bigger issues to protest about.




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"This year, things are going to be a little different at the Oscars," he promised. "This year in the In Memoriam package, it's just going to be black people who were shot by the cops on their way to the movies."
"If you want black people every year at the Oscars, just have black categories, like 'Best Black Friend.' And the winner for the 18th year in a row is Wanda Sykes!" he said. 

"What I'm trying to say is, it's not about boycotting. We want opportunity. We want the black actors to get the same opportunities as white actors. That's it! Not just once."


My thoughts on the way Chris handled the‪ Oscars‬ controversy ...

At first, I was with him and feeling what he was saying... Like why should he tarnish his name and quit hosting, I get it. Plus, he's a comedian so it's expected of him to make a couple of jokes, the Jada one was funny, I chuckled. 

But, that whole black actor skit with Whoopi Goldberg and Tracy Morgan and then on top bringing out ‪‎Stacey! Why give her anymore shine? I felt like they just started turning everything into a joke and it wasn't funny anymore. The audience even laughed when Chris said black people were too busy getting lynched and were hanging from trees back in the day then to care about whether they were nominated for an Oscar or not. 

If black people are poking fun at themselves and the issue at hand, then why would anyone else take it seriously?



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