Full-time publicity THOT and part-time Transformer actor Tyrese is furious with Chris Rock following Sunday’s Academy Awards. Tyrese posted a video on Instagram blasting the show’s host for poking fun at Jada Pinkett Smith during his opening monologue.
“Jada got mad, Jada says she’s not coming, protesting, I’m like – doesn’t she have a TV show? Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties. I wasn’t invited,” the comedian joked. The punchline, which Tyrese admits he didn’t see himself since he didn’t watch The Oscars, prompted him to post this bi-polar video on IG.
I didn't watch – I didn't – but online people are talking and someone posted the tasteless joke that Chris Rock did in his opening – Did you really use your STAGE to tear down and diminish one of the strongest most fearless black women IN this town as the world watched??? Jokes are just jokes right???? Not when someone is trying to affect change……… Not when someone is willing to put it ALL on the line to affect change for our daughters and sons of the future…….. Shame on you Chris Rock – Now let me run to YouTube and watch Leo's acceptance speech………… So fucking proud of you Leo……
While Rock did make fun of Smith, Tyrese neglected to mention all of the other things he did while fulfilling his hosting duties, like skewer Hollywood. “But why are we protesting this Oscars?” Rock asked. “It’s the 88th Academy Awards, which means this whole no-black nominees thing has happened at least 71 other times.”
“I’m sure there was no black nominees some of those years, say ’62, ’63, and black people didn’t protest. Why? Because we had real things to protest at the time…We were too busy being raped and lynched to care about who won best cinematographer! When your grandmother’s swinging from a tree, it’s really hard to care about best documentary foreign short,” he also commented in his opening monologue.
It’s worth noting that Tyrese was one of the few celebrities calling on Rock to boycott The Oscars, something Rock responded to during the show. “People are like, ‘Chris, you should boycott. How come only unemployed people ask you to quit something?’ No one with a job tells you to quit.”
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