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Chris Rock Questions the #AskHerMore Movement

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Chris Rock is hosting the 2016 Oscars this year, and #OscarsSoWhite dominated the news once again. For the rock dwellers, the hashtag refers to the fact that there are hardly any people of color nominated for the second year in a row. Rock geared his opening monologue to addressing the issue at hand, but he didn't forget to mention the other socially-minded hashtag for the red carpet, #AskHerMore. That one seeks to get beyond the "what are you wearing" red carpet filler, which is generally directed toward women, and, like your drunk uncle at Thanksgiving, Rock has a hot take on it. Wrapping up the opener, he says:

Everything's not sexism, everything's not racism. They ask the men more because the men are all wearing the same outfit. [...] You know, if George Clooney showed up with a lime green tux on and a swan coming out of his ass, somebody would go, "Whatchu wearing, George?"

Answers: You want 'em, you get 'em."

Watch Leonardo DiCaprio's speech after winning Best Actor for The Revenant