Chris Rock 2016 Oscars host describes show as "The white BET awards"

In a new promo which Chris Rock shared via his Twitter account, he listed three reasons to watch show, while describing it as 'the white BET award."

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Chris Rock, who would be hosting the 2016 Academy Awards, has reacted to the lack of diversity following the 2016 Oscars nominations announcement.

The comedian took to his Twitter account to share three big reasons to watch the show, he  wrote alongside the video, "The #Oscars. The White BET Awards."

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Chris Rock to host Oscars 2016

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The 2016 nominations will mark the second year in a row in which no person of color was nominated in any of the four major acting categories.

The announcement led to an outrage on Twitter with the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite.

ALSO READ: TWITTER REACTS TO ABSENCE OF A BLACK ACTOR ON THE OSCARS 2016 NOMINATIONS LIST

Rock, who hosted the awards for the 1st time in 2005, will work alongside Regina Hedlin, the event's new co-producer, who also directed the pilot of his series, 'Everybody Hates Chris.'

The 87th Oscars which was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, took a 16% decline in the ratings.

The upcoming edition is scheduled to hold at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on February 28, 2016.

ALSO READ: 5 BLACK ACTORS WHO SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN AN OSCARS NOMINATION

 Academy President, Cheryl Boone Isaacs reacted to the lack in diversity saying;"Of course I am disappointed, but [it is] not to take away the greatness (of the films nominated). This has been a great year in film, it really has across the board. You are never going to know what is going to appear on the sheet of paper until you see it. We have got to speed it up.”

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