According to Chris Rock:
“I’ve never done a movie, any movie, the silliest movie, where someone, some studio person hasn’t gone, ‘Does the girl have to be Black?'”
As a topic it does not only brush on racial discrimination but also on gender oppression, one in which only the black women are affected.
Now it is easy to assume that the American society is still not ready to have an active circle of Bourgeois black women.
Black women that would be a force in the society and most especially a motivating influence in the black communities.
After all Chris Rock would be part of this Year’s Oscar despite the fact that a lot of black Hollywood would be boycotting the event.
His concern is simply an attempt to call a spade a spade.
Chris Rock on black women and Hollywood talks about how black actresses are underpaid when compared to other females wearing a different racial colour.
According to the interview he granted Essence Magazine:
“It happens every time,” he said. “Black women get paid less than everybody in Hollywood. Everybody’s talking about Jennifer Lawrence . Talk to Gabrielle Union. If you want to hear stories, talk to Nia Long . Talk to Kerry Washington .”
“They would love to get to Jennifer Lawrence’s place, or just be treated with the same amount of respect,” he said. “Black women are the least represented on-screen. They just are. You can go see a lot of movies and there’s not one Black women in there with, like, a real part. It’s a real, real, real problem.”
When asked about Oscar White and the fact that he would be in the middle of it all by his role as an MC at The event, he said:
“I’m going to do my best. It could go horribly wrong. Don’t ever think that it can’t. That’s when it goes — when you don’t think there’s any chance of it going wrong.”