Chris Rock, the unfunny “comedian” with the strangely long fingers has been tapped to host this year’s Oscars, which clinched my decision not to watch. I generally only watch for the host, because I don’t really need to see a bunch of privileged people get up on stage and be lauded more.
Then, Chris Rock opened his mouth a bit wider:
“I never watched the Oscars. Come on, it’s a fashion show,” Rock recently said. “No one performs; it’s not like a music show. What straight black man sits there and watches the Oscars? Show me one!”
Rock added: “Awards for art are f—ing idiotic.”
… And how was Rock chosen by the producer?
“Billy [Crystal] is doing a show in New York,” Cates said, “Steve Martin is doing a movie. …”
Rock interrupted the producer to continue, saying, “Ellen DeGeneres has crabs. Jay Leno’s got a gig. They got to the R’s. Burt Reynolds said no.”
I guess he thinks he’s funny.
Well, this is one gay guy who will not be watching Chris Rock, and I never have. Because Chris Rock is f—ing idiotic.
(Hey, do you think this is a new psychological marketing technique? Like Eisner badmouthing Pixar films, this new technique depends on people making disparaging comments about projects that they want to succeed?)