Tanya Brown isn’t happy with Chris Rock after he made a joke about her late sister Nicole Brown Simpson. Posting to her Instagram saying that it is “BEYOND distasteful!”
Over the weekend, the comedian reportedly told audiences at his Phoenix, Arizona, show that he was asked to host the 2023 Academy Awards, according to The Arizona Republic.
Rock, who was slapped by Will Smith during the 2022 Oscars, compared returning to host the awards show would be like returning to the scene of the crime, the outlet reported.
He then reportedly referenced O.J. Simpson’s murder trial, joking “to go back to the restaurant” where she [Nicole] left her eyeglasses before she was killed. The night she died, Brown Simpson left a pair of glasses at the restaurant.
“Nothing funny about his joke towards Jada as she suffers from a physical condition and nothing funny about equating an Oscar host invitation to a double homicide,” Tanya wrote on Instagram.
“I always thought he was funny, but he crossed the line with this one,” the motivational speaker and life coach added.
“In other words, Y’all!!!! Stop using my sister, OJ, and Ron as part of your cricking comedy act. There are families behind this tragedy!”
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Chris made a “G.I. Jane” joke about Smith’s hair, the actress suffers from alopecia, an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss.