On Saturday, Academy Awards producer Reginald Hudlin sat down with Entertainment Tonight‘s Nischelle Turner to say that Chris Rock would not be dropping out of the Oscars because of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, but the comedian was rewriting his monologue to address the issue.
Hudlin explained that, even though Rock finished writing his monologue a week ago, the controversy surrounding the all-white nominations in the major acting categories prompted Rock to scrap what he had and start over.
“Chris is hard at work. He and his writing staff locked themselves in a room,” Hudlin told ET. “As things got a little provocative and exciting, he said, ‘I’m throwing out the show I wrote and writing a new show.’”
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