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Chris Rock to host Oscars--makes anti-gay remarks February 14, 2005 10:59 AM

I saw this on the Drudge Report at XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX SUN FEB 13, 2005 21:06:25 ET XXXXX HOST CHRIS ROCK SHOCK: ONLY GAYS WATCH OSCARS ACADEMY MEMBERS ALARMED OVER CHOICE OF COMIC **Exclusive** Veteran members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have grown concerned over the choice of Chris Rock as host of this month's awards show, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. Concern deepened after Rock claimed only gays watch the Oscars! "I never watched the Oscars. Come on, it's a fashion show," Rock recently declared. "What straight black man sits there and watches the Oscars? Show me one!" Rock added: "Awards for art are f---ing idiotic." MORE Academy members have privately called for Chris Rock to be removed as host, sources claim, fearing Rock may "tarnish" the reputation of the Academy. "Simply put, this is a disgrace," one veteran Hollywood mogul, who asked not to be identified, said from Los Angeles. "This guy is out there saying 'awards for art are f---ing idiotic' and he is hosting the show produced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences? I guess the joke is on us!" One nominated actress questions whether producer Gil Cates was even aware that Rock has "never watched the Oscars." Other unpublicized comments made by Rock threaten to throw the scheduled Feb. 27 broadcast into complete chaos. During a recent hate-filled rant, Rock imitated a White House press briefing: "Mr. President, what about gay marriage? 'F**k them %#&!*%,'" Rock said of Bush. What will Rock be wearing to the show? "Nothing against people who aren't straight, but what straight guy that you know cares? Who gives a f---?" Rock explained. Developing... ----------------------------------------------------------- Filed By Matt Drudge Reports are moved when circumstances warrant for updates (c)DRUDGE REPORT 2005  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
I think that Chris Rock will regret his words. February 14, 2005 11:02 AM

Knowing that Chris Rock is a controversial comedian, it still shocked me that he could say such close-minded things! I am left to wonder why he was chosen for host of the Oscars in the first place? The guy is no stellar actor, and in fact is quite bad at it! Are they just trying to come up with another comedian like Billy Crystal to bring levity to the oscars? Certainly they could have picked someone who was better fitted to the occassion? What does everyone else think?  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 February 14, 2005 11:27 AM

well, first I am sure he has watched his oscars before. second, his humor , well... not really my cup of tea... it's not only about gay folks but he is very sexist as well... my straight male friends were watching his videos... and I could not stand for than 5 was offensive to watch that as a woman, as a bisexual woman. I will be watching the oscars and I just hope that chris Rock will put his stupid macho jokes in his dressing room.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
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