WATCH: Chris Rock Proves Black Movie-Goers Literally Don’t Care About the Oscars
“Did the nominations make you want to go out and smack a white guy?”
Last night (Feb. 28, 2016), diversity was the big topic of the night at the 88th annual Academy Awards. From his very first joke, all the way until the end, host Chris Rock did not hold back when talking about how incredibly white the awards are. Because there weren’t quite enough voices of color at the awards, Rock decided to find some black voices of his own to see how they really felt about the show.
Rock headed over to a Compton movie theater to quiz black movie-goers on this year’s nominated films, and it turns out, people of color are so under-represented, they don’t even watch the Oscar nominated films.
Launch the video up top to see what the movie-goers had to say.