Well, that was awkward! Maybe to some, but I guess it would depend on your sense of humor and what you can tolerate. Either way, Chris Rock started the Oscars off with a nice loud BANG! He didn’t hold back on anything and I am proud. But did he go too far? The internet seems to think he did, well some folks. Twitter doesn’t seem to be taking the Asian joke at the end a lightly, calling it “a double edge sword of decrying racism”. The writers called for diversity but decided to include two Asian stereotypes in the end. Was that a little classless, eh …yeah a little. That could have been left out, but I guess they wanted to spread the “diversity” around. Users went on about the lack of diversity with Asian actors in addition to Black actors. We all know that there is a lack of diversity across the board. However, the whole issue with “Oscars so white” started with the lack of people of color period.
For the second year in a row there were no acting nominations that went to minority actors. Chris Rock used his opening monologue to let everyone in on the “not so secret lack of diversity” with the Oscars. Broadening the frame of the decades of minorities being left out in not just acting categories, but overall. It wasn’t just the opening monologue, they intertwined some of the nominated films including Whoopi Goldberg and Tracy Morgan in a hilarious sketch and spoof within some of the #OscarsSoWhite scenes. But wait a cotton picking minute…… lets discuss the Stacey Dash WTF moment…. Or NOT! Because I am still stuck on the fact that she was even invited. Smh, that was a waste of air time. This may be the joke that just didn’t work. The make up for that ridiculous moment in history, was when Chris Rock asked moviegoers if they’d seen any of the nominated movies. The responses were hilarious, although it didn’t really help us (Black folk) with some of the random selections. My favorite being the man who said that Super Fly was his favorite movie. I thought I would die laughing, especially since he actually looked like a drunken Super Fly. Did they take things too far with the jokes? You tell me, because I think it worked out just fine. I did like I said and didn’t watch the show in its entirety, but through fast forwarding, I was able to capture what I needed.