Chris Rock Getting Pressure To Pull Out Of White Oscars.
“Behind the scenes Chris is under extreme pressure to pull out. Many leaders in the black community think he would help progress be made if he quits his hosting job at the Oscars,” sources tell NAUGHTY GOSSIP. “Chris is listening to what they have to say, but thinks he will have a bigger impact by doing the show. He thinks it is easier to make a difference from the inside. Chris has already started to write white people jokes for the show.”
Chris Rock and Jada Pinkett Smith have slammed 2016 Oscars nominations list as both the actors have noticed that for the second time in a row, there’s a lack of diversity in the selections. The selections were announced on January 14.
Smith’s husband Will Smith was left out of the race for his role in ‘Concussion’.
Rock, who is hosting the awards ceremony, bashed the academy for not recognizing the colored people’s talents. The 50-year-old actor and comedian posted a video on Twitter on Friday, captioning it: “The #Oscars. The White BET Awards.”
Smith also wrote on Facebook and Twitter pages: “At the Oscars…people of color are always welcomed to give out awards…even entertain, but we are rarely recognised for our artistic accomplishments.” But, people in the community say saying that this is not enough!
Others praised but forgotten roles are Idris Elba in ‘Beasts of No Nation’, Michael B. Jordan and Tessa Thompson in ‘Creed’, Oscar Isaac in ‘Ex Machina’, Benicio Del Toro in “Sicario”, and Jason Mitchell in ‘Straight Outta Compton’.