Celebrity·Posted on Aug 30, 2022Chris Rock Reportedly Declined Hosting The Oscars Again, And The Joke He Made About It Isn't Sitting Well With PeopleChris Rock used a questionable analogy to describe why he turned down hosting the Oscars.by Alex GurleyBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 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. Gregg Deguire / WireImage / Getty Images 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. Robyn Beck / AFP via Getty Images 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. Earl Gibson Iii / Getty Images for NAACP 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. Archive Photos / Getty Images 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. Paras Griffin / Getty Images for NAACP While it's unclear how the audience reacted, fans online were definitely upset by the joke: BombayK @OuterBoroRoyal Chris Rock is still making Nicole Brown jokes in 2022? Embarrassing on so many levels. 11:00 PM - 29 Aug 2022 Reply Retweet Favorite @OuterBoroRoyal / Via Twitter: @OuterBoroRoyal Baker Mayfield Is My Homeboy @NotoriousVIC007 The more Chris Rock talks, the more you begin to see why Will Smith smacked fire outta him. https://t.co/d361mdPaU0 09:38 PM - 29 Aug 2022 Reply Retweet Favorite @NotoriousVIC007 / Via Twitter: @NotoriousVIC007 pop crave @cursedhive like chris rock opens his mouth and instantly the slap not only makes sense, but seems like it wasn’t enough 09:42 PM - 29 Aug 2022 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @cursedhive / Via Twitter: @cursedhive Doin’ God’s work, I’m going in @TheRegularGirlT 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. 09:41 PM - 29 Aug 2022 Reply Retweet Favorite @TheRegularGirlT / Via Twitter: @TheRegularGirlT ole squeaky-eye soph @gorg_w_bush 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 11:50 PM - 29 Aug 2022 Reply Retweet Favorite @gorg_w_bush / Via Twitter: @gorg_w_bush Taylor's Hands @BubblesStw 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?🙄 12:19 AM - 30 Aug 2022 Reply Retweet Favorite @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. Gilbert Carrasquillo / FilmMagic / Getty Images 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.