"I feel bad on behalf of Leo that I believe this is going to be the year that he finally wins an Oscar for best actor and this is all going down," Tyrese said while also speaking on Leonardo DiCaprio's nomination.
Tyrese Gibson isn't done insisting that Chris Rock steps down as the 2016 Oscars host.
According to the "Furious 7" actor in an interview with People, there's no joke Rock can crack to save the day, his only option is to step down.
He also spoke on Leonardo DiCaprio who he described as a 'black white man.' According to him, he feels bad everything is happening in a year everyone is sure Leonardo gets to win an Oscars.
Read excerpts from interview, and watch below;
"There is no joke that he can crack. There is no way for him to seize the moment and come into this thing and say, 'I'm going to say this and say that I'm going to address the issue but then I'm still going to keep my gig as the host.' The statement that you make is that you step down."
Comparing the issue to gay rights, he said; "If the host Chris Rock was a homosexual he would have stepped down already."
"I feel bad on behalf of Leo that I believe this is going to be the year that he finally wins an Oscar for best actor and this is all going down," he said.
"This is not us saying we're against the Oscars. We're just saying, 'This is not cool.' You can't be doing this in 2016 and acting as if no one is going to notice."
Watch interview below;
The 2016 Academy Awards nominations were announced on Thursday, January 14, 2015, featuring all white actors in the four acting categories.
Spike Lee, Will Smith, Pinkett-Smith and Michael Moore are the only major stars so far to announce they will not attend the Oscars.
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.”