Chris Rock delivers during Oscars 2016 Opening Monologue

Chris Rock wasted no time on exploring #OscarsSoWhite during this year’s 88th Academy Awards, opening with the line “well I’m here at the Academy Awards, otherwise known as the White Choice Awards”. Rock took no prisoners as he spoke about the controversial topic of #OscarsSoWhite which was the tag used by those boycotting the Oscars due to the all white nominees and no single black or minority nominees being represented. Rock ended his monologue by saying that “It’s not about boycotting…we (African Americans) want opportunity, we want black actors to get the same opportunities as white actors”. The monologue highlighted how far Hollywood has to go to diversify and be inclusive to minority groups.

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