Nicole Brown Simpson’s Family Calls Out Chris Rock for ‘Beyond Distasteful’ Oscars Joke


Chris Rock speaks onstage at the National Board of Review’s annual awards gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on March 15, 2022 in New York City.

Nicole Brown Simpson’s family speaks out days after Chris Rock’s tacky joke about hosting the 2023 Oscars.

Earlier this week, we told you that during a comedy set this weekend in Arizona, the comedian and fargo actor said he had been approached to host the 2023 Oscars but decided to turn it down — he likened it to “returning to a crime scene.” Visitors to the show at the Arizona Financial Theater said that Rock then referred to the OJ Simpson murder trial, saying that coming back to the event would be like “asking Nicole Brown Simpson to go back to the restaurant where she left her glasses before getting them.” was murdered.”

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Well, that comment didn’t sit well with Simpson’s family, particularly her sister Tanya, who called out the comedian for the “tasteless” joke and for his commentary on Jada Pinkett Smith at this year’s Academy Awards.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tanya took to Instagram to express her disdain in a Rock post: “There’s nothing more beautiful than waking up on a Tuesday morning (not) to TMZ calling you and saying Chris Rock made a terrible “joke” about Nicolette MORE distasteful!”

She continued: “There’s nothing funny about his joke with Jada, as she suffers from a physical condition, and nothing funny about equating an Oscar host invitation with a double homicide. I always thought he was funny, but with this one he crossed the line. In other words, all of you!!!! Stop using my sister, OJ and Ron as part of your fucking comedic act. There are families behind this tragedy!”

Per ET, Christopher Darden, the prosecutor in Simpson’s trial, also echoed Brown’s feelings in a separate post on his private Instagram account, which read:

“I’m not a fan of violence, but I don’t think this man has learned his lesson. I think Will failed to give him any sense. I know a number of people who have been deeply hurt and offended by this joke. Empty as it is. I mean, he has every right to say what he said, but maybe if some of his jokes were more general in nature and not so specific as to mock certain people. Nicole was somebody’s mother bruh and Ron was a son and a brother, you know? Do you always have to make a joke at someone else’s expense? Have you learned nothing from the blow that was heard all over the world?”

Rock has not yet responded to the comments.

The Valley Voice
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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.


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