Jada Pinkett Smith and, shortly after, her husband, Will Smith , also said they would boycott the ceremony. "That's not an invitation I would turn down", Rock added. "We want opportunity. We want black actors to get the same opportunities". "Your'e not allowed to ask people what they're wearing anymore, but everything's not racism, everythings not sexism, all guys are wearing the exact same thing".
This year, the only nomination for Creed is Stallone's. Sylvester Stallone has a very lovely wife named Jennifer Flavin and has a large brood of children.
A white tuxedoed Chris Rock launched into 88th Academy Awards - "the White People's Choice Awards", he called them - at an Oscars where remarks on diversity dominated proceedings, the craft of " Mad Max: Fury Road " sped away from the competition and Sylvester Stallone was knocked out by Mark Rylance.
Why? because we had real things to protest at the time. "This year thing's are going to be a little different...This year in the in memoriam package, it's just going to be black people that were shot by the cops on their way to the movies".
Rock said he thought about quitting the hosting gig, but figured the show wouldn't be canceled because of him, and he wasn't going to "lose another job to Kevin Hart ". "No. It's a different kind of racist", Rock said. "We got diversity. Please welcome Emily Blunt and somebody whiter, Charlize Theron". I wasn't invited." He acknowledges the snubs were not fair but "it's also not fair Will was paid $20 million for Wild Wild West .
This was around the same time General Motors stopped using Flint's water due to chloride levels. Also evident is the officials' tendency to focus more on avoiding bad publicity over the issue than on mounting questions about the water itself.