Celebrities React to Chris Rock's Oscars Opening Monologue
The 51-year-old comedian took on the racial controversy head-first with several jokes about the lack of diverse nominees.
Celebrities like Amy Schumer, Ellen DeGeneres, Billy Eichner, Jamie Chung, Harry Shum Jr, Stephen King, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Demi Lovato, Aisha Tyler, and Josh Gad all shared their thoughts on social media. See below!
Meanwhile, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actress Ming-Na Wen pointed out, “But it’s a very BIG flaw. Chris Rock hasn’t once brought up other minorities who have worse odds at the #Oscars.”
I didn't think Chris Rock would stay this long on #OscarsSoWhite. I am SO glad he is! Genius. Smart. Eloquent. Hilarious.
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) February 29, 2016
Click inside to read more celebrity tweets about Chris Rock’s monologue…
Chris Rock is the King but it would've been nice to get Hathaway's take.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) February 29, 2016
— Jamie Chung (@jamiechung1) February 29, 2016
— Harry Shum Jr (@HarryShumJr) February 29, 2016
Chris Rock killed the opening monologue. Terrific.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) February 29, 2016
— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) February 29, 2016
. @chrisrock is going IN. And still hilarious. So proud.
— Aisha Tyler (@aishatyler) February 29, 2016
Yo….. Chris Rock right now though……. 😭😭😭
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) February 29, 2016
Back in the day "We were too busy being raped & lynched to worry about who won for best cinematography." ~@ChrisRock
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) February 29, 2016