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Chris Rock Promises A #Blackout For The Oscars

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 27/02/2016 Bill Bradley

The Oscars aren't #SoWhite anymore.

Chris Rock already called out the lack of diversity at the Oscars, dubbing the ceremony he's hosting the White BET Awards. And now he's leaving little doubt about the theme of the upcoming show.

Rock posted a static-filled video on Twitter Friday and teased a "#blackout" is on the way. "See you Sunday," says the 2016 host.

Rock has faced a lot of pressure since the the 2016 Oscar nominations were announced and no black actors were nominated in individual actor categories. Some even called for him to boycott the ceremony. But his tweet indicates that the host won't shy away from the controversy.

The Academy is reportedly "excited" for Rock to address the #OscarsSoWhite issue. We'll see how they really feel on Sunday. 

The Oscars are about to get Rock'd.

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