Now’s a Good Time to Revisit the Time Chris Rock Said Mexicans Don’t Get Enough Love from Hollywood

This year’s Academy Awards host, comedian Chris Rock, has never shied away from controversy. During his forthcoming Oscars monologue, expect Rock to fire several shots at the Academy about the glaring whiteness of the nominees and Hollywood in general. It won’t be the first time Rock addresses the topic: in 2014, he wrote an essay for The Hollywood Reporter, detailing his thoughts about the lack of minority representation in Hollywood.

He explained why he was so grateful that established comedians such as Eddie Murphy helped him out:

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After breaking down why Hollywood remains a “white industry,” Rock had a question about Mexicans:

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YEP. He said, “You’ve got to TRY not to hire Mexicans.”

Rock elaborated on what he meant by “slave state.”

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Mr. Rock, there are more than just Mexicans in Los Angeles, but we get the point.

He wasn’t done there. Rock continued…

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Mr. Rock, meet The Rock:

Read the rest of Chris Rock’s essay @ The Hollywood Reporter.

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