Admittedly, the Oscars are a lot of fluff and super elitist snobs, but that was exactly the reason why I wanted to watch at the very least, the opening monologue with comedian, Chris Rock to hear his commentary on the #OscarsTooWhite controversy, with no black actors being nominated in any of the major categories. He delivered in a big way, in my opinion, with these two gems being my favorites:
– “Everybody went mad [this year] … Jada [Pinkett Smith] got mad. Jada said she’s not coming. Isn’t she on a TV show? Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties. I wasn’t invited.”
– “I understand you’re mad. I’m not hating. … Jada’s mad her man Will [Smith] was not nominated for Concussion. I get it … It’s not fair that Will was this good and didn’t get nominated. You’re right. It’s also not fair that Will was paid $20 million for Wild Wild West, okay?”
Another amusing moment for me was when Chris Rock brought out a slew of Girl Scouts to sell cookies to the folks in the auditorium, which made me laugh so
hard, as who hasn’t had a co-worker’s kid hit you up to buy something for fundraising? It was hysterical to me to see that tradition of helping one’s kids sell stuff in the workplace carried over into a hoity-toity “workplace.” They allegedly raised over $65,000 from the attendees for the Girl Scout cookies.
Seeing Hollywood starlets shovel Peanut Butter Patties in their mouth, made that bit even more enjoyable.