Thursday, December 2, 2021

Tyrese Calls Out Chris Rock for Calling Out Jada Pinkett Smith at the Oscars

Tyrese-Gibson-Chris-Rock*Chris Rock’s time as host of the 88th Academy Awards drew different reactions all over, but Tyrese Gibson’s reaction to the funnyman’s monologue was anything but mixed.

The singer-actor was clearly not a fan of Rock taking aim at Jada Pinkett Smith during his scathing commentary on Hollywood’s lack of diversity on Sunday night. Pinkett Smith recently drew headlines when she called for a boycott of the Oscars in response to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy.

As Rock went in during his monologue, Pinkett Smith’s name was brought up as he expressed that black entertainers should not have to “beg” for roles.

“Jada got mad, Jada says she’s not coming, protesting, I’m like — doesn’t she have a TV show? Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties. I wasn’t invited,” Rock said.

Upon hearing Rock calling out Pinkett Smith, an upset Gibson took to social media to take the comedian to task.

“Did you really use your STAGE to tear down and diminish one of the strongest most fearless black women IN this town as the world watched??? Jokes are just jokes right???? Not when someone is trying to affect change,” the “Furious 7” star wrote on Instagram. “Not when someone is willing to put it ALL on the line to affect change for our daughters and sons of the future.”

Despite putting Rock on blast, Gibson wasn’t totally bummed out over the Oscars. According to reports, the entertainer brought his praise of Leonardo DiCaprio to light with an Instagram post acknowledging “The Revenant” actor’s first Oscar win of his career.

Below is Gibson’s Instagram reaction to Rock and DiCaprio’s win:

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