Tyrese, the biggest publicity hound in the history of Hollywood, is calling on Chris Rock to withdraw from hosting the Oscars. The Fast & Furious person posted this dramatic message on Instagram Wednesday morning:
If Andy Cohen of #WWHL or Ellen were hosting the Oscars and they purposely left out all gays and or homosexuals from being nominated for an #Oscar THEY would of stepped down already….. This is a #fact click on the link in my IG BIO now we're talking more about this!!!! For the record…… I HATE that this is all happening on the year that Leonardo DiCaprio is gonna win his first Oscar for BEST ACTOR…… Leo looooooveeessssss black people!!!!!! Leo in my homie!!!!!
Point taken, we just wish it would have been made by someone else. Speaking of which, rapper 50 Cent also called on Rock to step down from hosting duties, writing on IG:
“Chris please do not do the oscars awards. You mean a lot man, don’t do it. Please.”
Both entertainers join a chorus of frustrated voices after the Academy Awards failed to nominate a single person of color in any of the acting categories. Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee have announced that they will not be attending the ceremony in protest. Many believe Will Smith should have been nominated for his work in Concussion and Idris Elba for his work in Beast of no Nation.
Even George Clooney agreed, saying in a statement issued to Vanity Fair, “There were nominations left off the table. There were four films this year: Creed could have gotten nominations; Concussion could have gotten Will Smith a nomination; Idris Elba could have been nominated for Beasts of No Nation; and Straight Outta Compton could have been nominated.”
No word on if Rock intends on dropping out, but he’s well aware of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy.
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) January 15, 2016
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