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Chris Rock Reportedly Declined Hosting The Oscars Again, And The Joke He Made About It Isn't Sitting Well With People

Chris Rock used a questionable analogy to describe why he turned down hosting the Oscars.

Chris Rock won't be hosting the Oscars again — and the way he recently told an audience the news isn't sitting well with people.

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The comedian, who was on the receiving end of Will Smith's infamous Oscars slap, reportedly said he was asked to return to host the show in 2023.

A closeup of Chris getting slapped by Will

According to TMZ, Chris filled in his fans during a standup performance over the weekend, explaining that he had no plans to take the Oscars stage again.

A closeup of Chris

But he didn't stop there — Chris also reportedly compared making a return to the Oscars to Nicole Brown Simpson's brutal murder in 1994.

A closeup of Nicole

During his routine, Chris allegedly said hosting the show would be like asking Nicole "to go back to the restaurant" where she ate shortly before she was murdered.

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While it's unclear how the audience reacted, fans online were definitely upset by the joke:

Chris Rock is still making Nicole Brown jokes in 2022? Embarrassing on so many levels.

@OuterBoroRoyal / Via Twitter: @OuterBoroRoyal

The more Chris Rock talks, the more you begin to see why Will Smith smacked fire outta him. https://t.co/d361mdPaU0

@NotoriousVIC007 / Via Twitter: @NotoriousVIC007

like chris rock opens his mouth and instantly the slap not only makes sense, but seems like it wasn’t enough

Twitter: @cursedhive / Via Twitter: @cursedhive

Chris Rock is doing nothing but showing us exactly why Will slapped the taste outta his mouth. Looks like Chris could use a couple more, honestly.

@TheRegularGirlT / Via Twitter: @TheRegularGirlT

yeah chris rock - you getting slapped for talking shit and nicole brown simpson’s brutal murder are totally comparable events. great analogy. you totally care about violence against women. fully clear to us now. https://t.co/qYU7Wh7fYD

@gorg_w_bush / Via Twitter: @gorg_w_bush

I'm laughing because it was just jokes when Chris Rock was making fun of Jada's alopecia. Now he's comparing that slap he earned to Nicole Brown Simpson being viciously murdered. Is it still just jokes or nah?🙄

@BubblesStw / Via Twitter: @BubblesStw

Chris has not yet spoken out about the backlash, but based on his lack of response to other Oscars drama, he's probably not planning on saying anything anytime soon.

A closeup of Chris

And based on the public's response to Chris' recent joke, I'm thinking it's probably a good thing he won't be hosting the Oscars either.