Tyrese Gibson is among the people who were not pleased with Chris Rock’s opening monologue at Sunday night’s (Feb. 28) Oscars. Hosting the highly-anticipated performance, Chris took a stab at Pinkett-Smith by questioning what the actress’s relevance to the Oscars was. Comparing her relation to the Oscars to his own relation to Rihanna’s undergarments, Rock said:
“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.”.
Posting a video commentary of his thoughts to Instagram, Tyrese addressed Rock’s monologue saying:
“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,” Tyrese wrote. “Not when someone is willing to put it ALL on the line to affect change for our daughters and sons of the future.”
Ahead of the Oscars, he had attempted to encourage Rock to back out of his Oscars hosting gig. Obviously, the comedian didn’t heed his advice.
Watch Tyrese’s reaction to Chris Rock below:
Drama, drama, drama.