The 5 Most Awkward Moments Of The 2016 Oscars

By LaBetch James

Chris Rock killed it in his opening monologue at the Oscars. In fact, he killed it throughout the entire show, touching on sensitive subjects like racism and sexism and other things that made us generally uncomfortable with our slight champagne buzzes.

Despite the general level of discomfort, there were a few moments that really took home the prize for making our faces look like Chrissy Teigen's (you know the one).

And here they are. The 2016 winners of most fucking awkward moments of the Oscars.

5. Chris Rock slams Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith, in perhaps a fucked-up attempt to revive her dying career, released a video last month stating that she was boycotting the Oscars for lack of diversity.

Chris Rock's response? "Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna's panties. I wasn't invited!" PREACH CHRIS. And then Chris Rock continued to subtly and not-so-subtly berate the Academy for four hours.

4. That time when Chris Rock simultaneously made fun of Asians and Jews

Poking fun at two races at the same time might seem difficult to do, but Chris Rock somehow managed to make everyone in the crowd/sitting on their couches feel awkward as he brought three Asian Americans on stage for a joke.

He introduced the three children as PricewaterhouseCoopers accountants with seemingly Jewish and Asian names. No one really laughed, so Rock took it a step further.

"If anybody's upset about that joke, just tweet about it on your phone, which was also made by these kids." Woof.

3. Jared Leto told everyone to Google merkin

So, unless you're a porn star or work in Hollywood, you probably don't know what the fuck a "merkin" is. Which is perhaps why Jared Leto mentioned it on stage while lauding the successes of production design.

"If you happen to be laughing, please explain it to the person next to you, and if you aren't, Google it."

It's a pubic wig that actors wear on their junk in nude scenes. No, actually.

2. Mad Max costume designer wins Oscar while wearing skull-studded jacket, no one claps

What may be even more awkward is the fact that Mad Max won 6 Oscars. Was it really that good?

Anyway, Jenny Beaven struts down the aisle in her bedazzled skull jacket after winning the Oscar for best costume design, and none of the men in the aisle clap for her. Yikes.

1. Stacey fucking Dash

Honestly, this wins the Oscar for most fucking awkward moment in history. Stacey Dash, as a black woman, made headlines when she spoke out against Black History Month and the #OscarsSoWhite movement. In fact, she earned a lot of hatred on social media for those comments.

So Chris Rock, being the awkward host that he is, decided to bring her on stage! Of course.


"I cannot wait to help me people out. Happy Black History Month!" Thank you, Stacey Dash, for ruining everything.




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