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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The more Chris Rock talks, the more you begin to see why Will Smith smacked fire outta him. https://t.co/d361mdPaU0
like chris rock opens his mouth and instantly the slap not only makes sense, but seems like it wasn’t enough
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.
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
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?🙄