Former host and comedian Chris Rock admitted that he wanted to quit the Oscars because of its consistent lack of diversity. Back in 2016, Chris addressed #OscarsSoWhite on stage, saying, “You realize, if they nominated hosts, I wouldn’t even have this job.” He later stated, “You’re damn right Hollywood’s racist, but not the racist that you’ve grown accustomed to. Hollywood is sorority racist. It’s like, ‘We like you, Rhonda, but you’re not a Kappa.’ That’s how Hollywood is.”
Sadly, it seems like Hollywood is still this way, even four later. With only one Black actor nominated for an Oscar, it’s questionable whether the Academy is listening to peoples’ concerns over the deeply problematic lack of diversity. Well. At least we have this moment of savage goodness to get us through the awards.