Overall I enjoyed it, primarily because Chris Rock was OFF THE CHAIN!
(1) STILL I didn’t love every single thing that came out of Rock’s mouth – I didn’t appreciate what I perceived to be him minimizing WHY we are pissed off and protesting Oscar representation NOW but I’m not going to condemn him to hell for it. (Transcript)
(2) He made a lot of people uncomfortable – black and white, oh well, that’s what comedians do.
(a) the “Black Actors Get Roles In White Movies” sketch – DEAD!
(b) Those beautiful Girl Scouts on stage and in the audience pushing them cookies – get that money!
(c) VP Joey B and Lady Gaga – powerful!
(d) Bette Midler’s tweet – YOU BETTA SAY IT BETTE!
(e) Rock ended the show giving a shout out to the #BetAwards #BlackLivesMatter and playing #FightThePower #BlackityBlack!
(f) I was running my mouth on FB last night which feeds to my Twitter account, if you are interested in that “in the moment” content click here: https://storify.com/CrescentSpeak/oscars-2016-chris-rock-y-all
It was an interesting show to say the least, you never knew WHAT was coming next. Still, the Academy and the industry as a whole are no where near off the hook #DO #BETTER!
Before I go I have emphasize again how much I LOVED this moment!!
JUST BEAUTIFUL!!! 🙂