Did you guys watch the Oscars? I have never been here for the boring Oscars, but I must say I wanted to see Chris Rock’s opening monologue and boy was I surprised and entertained! Chris was saying things that are considered “dangerous” to say in Hollywood. Chris was speaking to an audience of MILLIONS of viewers like he was at the house! LOL! He used sayings such as “when your grandmother is hanging from a tree” and “we were too busy being raped and lynched.” LAWD, I died! I was like, OMG, these folks are going to be furious after tonight.
What surprised me though, was that despite the Oscars controversy and the boycott, there were still quite a bit of Black stars who showed up anyway! For some reason I thought this was going to be the first Oscars with no Black folks, but I guess some showed up to support Chris Rock. I guess some said, they’re not shutting me out of nothing! I worked too hard! I also guess some felt like a lot of people when it came to boycotting the Oscars. A lot of folks felt like Jada only mentioned boycotting the Oscars because Will Smith didn’t win an Oscar for Concussion. I understand. Apparently Chris Rock felt the same way because he took some jabs at Will and Jada and the people who encouraged him to step down! Now this is what surprised me!
Chris Rock basically clowns the people telling him to step down saying stuff about them being unemployed and also saying Will Smith didn’t deserve millions of dollars for Wild Wild West. Dang! I guess Chris offended some in Hollywood with that comment. He also took jabs at Kevin Hart, basically saying how Kevin is the only Black comedian working. I will never understand how Kevin Hart got so famous because in all honesty, he’s not that funny people! Maybe it’s just me, but I have heard others say that as well.
The most shocking and funniest part for me though was Stacey Dash showing up and saying “Happy Black History Month!” That mess had me speechless and I was laughing so hard! Stacey Dash knows exactly what she’s doing to keep everyone talking and pressed over everything that she says and I’m here for it! I guarantee you Stacey got paid well for that too. We all knew she was NOT going to show up to the NAACP Image Awards! LOL! Of course Stacey offended a LOT of people on social media. I don’t get it though. Neither Chris Rock or Stacey Dash offended me when I watched some of the Oscars. It was all laughs for me. It’s all entertainment. People take stuff way too seriously now days.
I’ll say this, the Oscars controversy didn’t stop folks from tuning in because from my understanding around 34 million people tuned in to the mess! According to Deadline, Chris Rock hosting this year’s Oscars drew in the most viewers in the last eight years! I guess whenever you are controversial people are going to watch regardless. Come on now, did people really think NO ONE was going to tune in to the Oscars? That’s why the committee got Chris Rock to host because they know he’s controversial and it worked! People are still hot and talking! The only other person they needed for the Oscars was Raven Symone. LOL!
What were your thoughts on Chris Rock and Stacey Dash? What did you think about some Black celebrities showing up to the Oscars anyway?