Chris rock discussing the Oscars!

Recently in the news, a few African American artists such as Jada Smith were talking of boycotting the Oscars because the nominees and winners are always white people. For the second year in a row, every acting nominee at the Oscars were white. At this year’s Oscars on February 28, 2016, Chris Rock took a stand and told his point from a jokingly, but serious manner. Being a comedian, he told a few jokes about the issue, some were, “Man, I counted at least 15 black people in that montage.”  “I’m here at the Academy Awards, otherwise known as the White People’s Choice Awards.” “You realize if they nominated hosts, I wouldn’t even get this job! You’d all be watching Neil Patrick Harris right now.” Rock said, “I thought about quitting. I thought about it really hard. But I realized they’re going to have the Oscars anyway. They’re not going to cancel the Oscars because I quit, and the last thing I need is to lose another job to Kevin Hart, okay?”

Rock even talked about Jada [Smith] and how she’s not coming to the Oscars anymore. He states,  “I understand you’re mad. I’m not hating. … Jada’s mad her man Will [Smith] was not nominated for Concussion. I get it … It’s not fair that Will was this good and didn’t get nominated. You’re right. It’s also not fair that Will was paid $20 million for Wild Wild West, okay?”

read a few more joke Chris Rock made here!!