Chris Rock’s Oscars Opening Monologue
Chris Rock‘s opening monologue at the 88th Annual Academy Awards was everything I expected it to be.
It was raw, honest, on point, made you uncomfy, and at times he may have gone too far. You know, everything you’d expect from Chris.
The actor and comedian walked out to the Public Enemy classic, “Fight the Power,” and began by explaining why he chose not to boycott the Oscars.
Chris joked, “The last thing I need is to lose another job to Kevin Hart!”
Rock added that black people didn’t protest the Oscars in past years because they 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 went in on Jada Pinkett-Smith, who was very vocal about boycotting the show saying, “Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties — I wasn’t invited!”
As expected, Chris Rock’s monologue garnered mixed reviews.