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Chris Rock skewers Hollywood over diversity; ‘Spotlight’ wins Best Picture, DiCaprio wins first Best Actor Oscar


Chris Rock addressed Hollywood’s diversity controversy and Leonardo DiCaprio and “Spotlight” took home two of the biggest awards at Sunday night’s 88thAcademy Awards.

“I counted at least 15 black people on that montage,” Rock joked as he hit the Oscar stage after clips from the year’s nominated films were shown. “You realize if they nominated hosts I wouldn’t even get this job. You’d be watching Neil Patrick Harris right now.”

Rock addressed the pressure on him to boycott the show, saying he “thought about quitting, I thought about it real hard,” before realizing, “They’re gonna have the Oscars anyway!”

Rock also gave his thoughts on racism in Hollywood.

“Everyone wants to know in the world, is Hollywood racist?” he said. “Is it ‘burning cross racist’? No. Is it ‘fetch me some lemonade racist’? No. It’s a different type of racist. … Hollywood is ‘sorority racist.’ It’s like, we like you Rhonda, but you’re not a Kappa.”

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Additional reading:

Hate Crime is Almost Nonexistent – National Review

Chris Rock Oscars opener dropped the ball and lynching jokes went over the line no matter how tough a spot it was – NY Daily News

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