”It was not the first time he had made a joke at her expense. In 2016, Rock hosted the Academy Awards in the year of the #OscarsSoWhite scandal, which led to Jada snubbing the ceremony.
But, as Rock humorously (and correctly) pointed out: “Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s parties. I wasn’t invited!”
Six years later, he mocked her at the Oscars again. Except, this time, she was in the audience to hear it. And, unfortunately for Rock’s jawline, so was her husband.
“Jada, I love ya,” he began after taking to the stage to present best documentary, adding: “GI Jane 2, I can’t wait to see it!”
This joke was a reference to the 1997 US war drama GI Jane, which saw Demi Moore shave her head to play Jordan O’Neil, the first woman to undergo Navy Seal training.
By implying that Jada could star in a possible sequel, Chris Rock was poking fun at her closely-shaven head.”
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