Chris Rock is hosting the Oscars this weekend, and it looks like he’s not going to shy away from the #OscarsSoWhite controversy.
“See you Sunday… #blackout #oscars,” he teased on Friday.
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) February 26, 2016
Rock has said that he would not step down from hosting the Oscars, despite the calls from many to boycott the awards for their lack of diversity. But that doesn’t mean he is going to give the Academy a pass, either.
Oscars producer Reginald Hudlin said that the Academy expected and was even excited for Rock to poke fun at the controversy.
“[The Academy is] excited about him doing that,” Hudlin told Entertainment Tonight. “They know that’s what we need. They know that’s what the public wants, and we deliver what the people want.”