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Nicole Brown Simpson’s family calls out Chris Rock for ‘obnoxious’ Oscars joke

Chris Rock speaks on stage at the National Board of Review's Annual Awards Ceremony at 42nd Street Cipriani in New York City on March 15, 2022.

Chris Rock speaks on stage at the National Board of Review’s Annual Awards Ceremony at 42nd Street Cipriani in New York City on March 15, 2022.

Nicole Brown Simpson’s family is speaking out days after Chris Rock made a crude joke about hosting the 2023 Oscars.

Earlier this week, at a comedy set weekend in Arizona with the comedian Fargo The actor said he was approached to host the 2023 Academy Awards but declined, saying it was like “going back to the crime scene.” Attendees at the show at the Arizona Financial Theater said Rock later referred to OJ Simpson’s murder trial, saying that coming back to the event was “like asking Nicole Brown Simpson to go back to the restaurant.

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Well, that comment didn’t go over too well with Simpson’s family, and more specifically, his sister Tanya, who accused the comedians of “offensive” jokes and comments against Jada Pinkett Smith at this year’s Academy Awards. did not.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tanya took to Instagram to express her disdain with Rock’s post. Nicole. Beyond discomfort!

She continued: I always found him funny, but he crossed the line with this one. In other words, folks!!!! Please stop using my sister, OJ, and Ron as part of your clicking comedy act. Family is behind this tragedy! ”

Christopher Durden, the prosecutor in Simpson’s trial, also echoed Brown’s sentiments in another post on his personal Instagram account, according to ET.

“I’m not advocating violence, but I don’t think this guy has learned his lesson. I don’t think Will meant anything to him. I was deeply hurt and offended by this joke.” Lame as it is, he has a right to say what he says, but some of his jokes are more general in nature and specific enough to ridicule certain people. Nicole was someone’s mother and Ron was someone’s son and brother Do you always have to joke at someone else’s expense? Why don’t you?”

The Rock has yet to respond to any backlash.

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