Just as the week came to an end, the upcoming Oscars revealed it’s full list of nominations to this year’s show. This year it was noticed that no black actors were apart of the nominations triggering outraged on social media. Users on Twitter responded to the nominations with an #OscarsSoWhite hashtag to voice their disapproval. Following the outrage, Chris Rock jumped in and ever so slightly addressed the issue all while Tweeting out more promo for his upcoming hosting gig (below). Chris went on to Tweet out “The #Oscars, The White BET Awards” to some what agree with what the rest of the internet is saying.
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) January 15, 2016
Chris ironically hosted the actual BET Awards back in 2014, making his comment even more valid. The 2016 Oscars is set to air February 28 on ABC.