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‘Do the right thing’ – Actor appeals to comedian on Oscars boycott

23012016C Tyrese Gibson appeals with Chris Rock to step down from hosting the Oscars

Hollywood actor and singer, Tyrese Gibson, has made his stand clear as pertains to the Oscars boycott, going on to plead with the host for the Awards, comedian, Chris Rock, to step down from hosting the event.

Gibson is not the first celebrity to ask this of the veteran comedian since the Oscars boycott began following actress, Jada Pinkett’s call for it, which has long gone viral and gathered momentum over time.

Gibson is not the first celebrity to ask this of the veteran comedian since the Oscars boycott began following actress, Jada Pinkett’s call for it, which has long gone viral and gathered momentum over time.

Following a long rant Gibson had posted via Instagram, the Fast and Furious alum, shared a photo of Chris Rock, commenting:

“Chris Rock do the right thing make a statement – were relying on you to DO the right thing….. There is NO JOKE YOU CAN CRACK TO EVER CHANGE THE WAY WE ALL FEEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

As if to buttress his point, Gibson had taken to Facebook on Wednesday, January 20, to speak on the issue as he compared Chris Rock role as the Host for this year’s Oscars to an imagined situation where Bravo’s Andy Cohen host the awards in a year that LGBTQ nominees are shut out of the awards.

“If Andy Cohen of #WWHL or Ellen were hosting the Oscars and they purposely left out all gays and or homosexuals from being nominated for an #Oscar THEY would of stepped down already….. This is a #fact click on the link in my IG BIO now we’re talking more about this!!!! For the record…… I HATE that this is all happening on the year that Leonardo DiCaprio is gonna win his first Oscar for BEST ACTOR…… Leo looooooveeessssss black people!!!!!! Leo in my homie!!!!!”

Gibson also re-posted Spike Lee and Pinkett Smith’s messages from earlier in the week, telling the actress, “I stand with you,” following her announcement that she would boycott the awards.

Chris Rock is yet to respond to any of the appeals on boycotting the awards.

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