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Ricky Gervais Offers Chris Rock Advice Amid Oscars 2016 Nominations Controversy

Ricky Gervais Offers Chris Rock Advice Amid Oscars 2016 Nominations Controversy

Ricky Gervais has offered Chris Rock some advice amid calls for him to step down as host of the 2016 Oscars after the #OscarsSoWhite has resurfaced for the second year in a row.

“If I were @chrisrock, I wouldn’t be considering boycotting The Oscars. I’d be thinking ‘this sh*t is live. I can do some serious damage.’ Ricky, who has hosted the Golden Globes for many years, offered up on his Twitter account.

Chris has so far not truly responded to all of the controversy. He did tweet, “The #Oscars. The White BET Awards.”

The 2016 Academy Awards are set to air on February 28.

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  • j b

    I hope that Chris Rock does do something stupid during the live Oscars. As it would ruin his career embarrassing himself in front of the top directors in the industry. He would have to become as failed an actor as Ricky Gervais.

  • Gina

    Umm, ya Ricky, I think you’re probably preaching to the choir. Chris has got this covered.

  • Do Tell

    Why can’t the hosts just be funny? Chris Rock can be hilarious at times. I don’t want to see people embarrassed or squirming in their chairs. Good jokes can lighten the mood and make the actors feel more comfortable. It’s already a tense, big night and I think mean-spirited jokes aren’t necessary.

    I enjoyed Amy Poehler and Tina Fey when they hosted the Golden Globes. It was great.

  • VanityInsecurity

    lmaooo we all know Rock could/would never do anything to create “serious damage” The Oscar hosting gig is the only work he’s done in a longgg time.

  • Arrow 12

    Ricky trying to stir the pot…

  • lshelton22

    eh, keep it classy. oscar night is not the appropriate battlefield. no need to ruin it for the nominees.

  • Curt Noydb

    Well if we are going to FORCE diversity I guess this means Taylor Swift will get a BET Award for Best Female Vocalist

  • devvv

    Sam Smith, Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, and Eminem have all been nominated for or won BET Awards. So Taylor could very well be nominated for an award if her music fit into a category. Nice try, though.

  • Arx

    Maybe Rihanna will be nominated for a CMA next?

  • Gina

    Exactly. And lets not forget Macklemore & Iggy Azealia. I’m pretty sure Tori Kelly is gonna get nominated this year too.

  • Eathan Crane

    Chris Rock is a professional. Hosting the Oscars is a well paid job, and he will not let himself fxxx it up because of a few has-beens and never-beens stating their rascial views on the Academy and film industry.

  • Jim Lantzy

    You have got to be kidding; Ricky G is the most truthful son of a bitch alive. I love that every ‘joke’ he does is a line of what is wrong with the people who care so much about the welfare of the rich and famous. If only that care was put towards something worthwhile.