We are just over five weeks away from the 2016 Oscars, which means that Chris Rock has just over five weeks to potentially back out of his hosting gig at the ceremony. Or not.
Since Oscar nominations were announced last week (and the Academy failed to nominate a single actor of color), many have been calling for Rock to step down as this year’s Oscars host. Now, Tyrese Gibson and 50 Cent are adding their voices to the conversation, reports the Hollywood Reporter.
“Chris Rock, do the right thing, make a statement,” Gibson wrote on Instagram. “We’re relying on you to DO the right thing…… There is NO JOKE YOU CAN CRACK TO EVER CHANGE THE WAY WE ALL FEEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
He later reposted Jada Pinkett-Smith’s Facebook video, in which she announced that she would be boycotting the Oscars, before adding his own two cents.
“If Andy Cohen of #WWHL was hosting the Oscars and they purposely left out all gays and or homosexuals from being nominated for an #Oscars HE would of stepped down already,” Gibson wrote.
50 Cent expressed a similar sentiment, posting an Instagram message earlier this week begging for Rock to step down.
“Chris, please do not do the Oscars awards,” he wrote. “You mean a lot man. Don’t do it. Please.”
Do you think Rock should step down as host?