Comedian Chris Rock took to Twitter to promote this year’s Academy Awards and paid recognition to the harsh criticism the Oscars are facing over their lack of Black nominees.
Many were outraged after the 2016 Academy Award nominations were announced on Thursday and revealed that only white performers were nominated in the acting and directing categories for a second year in a row.
The lack of diversity at the Oscars seems to be a recurring theme, and leave it up to Chris Rock to call it out while also promoting his latest hosting gig.
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) January 15, 2016
In the spot, Rock counts down the top three reasons to watch the Oscars, but everyone’s No. 1 reason to watch is to just watch Chris rip the top stars in Hollywood apart.
The 88th annual “White BET Awards” airs Sunday Feb. 28 on ABC.
Will you be watching #OscarSoWhite? #MakeAStatement