His jokes are humorous while his people don’t deserve oscar awards that’s the word coming from black community leaders quarters. There is no precedent for a host to drop out this close to the telecast but Eddie Murphy famously dropped out as the scheduled host in early November 2011.
The comic actor is facing pressure to bow out as host of the 88th annual Oscars — with less than six weeks to go before the Feb. 28 telecast over the mounting calls for boycotting the awards in response to the lack of diversity among the Oscar nominees. More after the cut….
“Behind the scenes Chris Rock 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 said. “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, 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’.