Tyrese calls on Chris Rock to boycott Oscars, says today’s leaders are ‘lazy’ and ‘afraid’
On Monday, Tyrese took to Instagram to air out his frustration with the lack of diversity in the Oscars, using the hashtag #AgressiveRant.
He called out today’s leaders, calling them “lazy.”
“This is my message to today’s LAZY LEADERS.. The ones who are so concerned about being black balled out of this town and industry that they would rather SIT on their hands and cry at home to their wives and girlfriends and not DO anything.. The ones who only pop and talk shenanigan on social media and DO nothing.. The ones who wanna protest but ONLY protest when it’s convenient. It’s SAD SAD SAD to see that were still living in a generation of “Followers” and not enough REAL LEADERS…” he posted.
He then went on to specifically address the #OscarsSoWhite controversy.
“#OscarsSoWhite..??? Mainstream Radio?? only playing white artist when THEY sing R&B Soul???? This is modern day racism..I fear NO MAN.. I fear NO SYSTEM. I don’t seek your validation and I don’t need your approval.. But I won’t sit down and sit ON my hands and just let this ALL go down without speaking On it..”
Tyrese specifically called out Chris Rock, saying, “Is Chris Rock still gonna host the oscars after this blatant racism?? Is everyone still gonna show up??”