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Eddie Murphy Quits The Oscars Too!

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eddie murphy quits as oscar host

Wow! The Oscars is gonna have to undergo a major facelift now!

After Brett Ratner was forced to resign for his rude comments, Eddie Murphy has stepped down from the hosting spot!

Though he doesn't directly say it's due to the loss of Brett by his side (Ratner recently directed Murphy's Tower Heist), that's what everyone's thinking, including the Academy's President Tom Sherak who says:

I appreciate how Eddie feels about losing his creative partner, Brett Ratner, and we all wish him well.

As for Eddie, here's what his statement says:

First and foremost I want to say that I completely understand and support each party's decision with regard to a change of producers for this year's Academy Awards ceremony. I was truly looking forward to being a part of the show that our production team and writers were just starting to develop, but I'm sure that the new production team and host will do an equally great job.

Okay, okay, okay. We think we can deal with this. Just give us a moment.


Annnnd we're good! All right! Now, WHO should be the new host!?!

[Image via HRC/WENN.]

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33 comments to “Eddie Murphy Quits The Oscars Too!”

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  2. 2

    At least he has enough backbone not to knuckle under to Mario's Gay Nazi thugs.

  3. 3

    Good for him. No doubt the gays will be up in arms about it, twisting it to make Murphy look homophobic.

  4. 4

    Wow Oscar's messed up! They lost two very talented individuals…. good luck with that guys!

  5. 5

    I think Ratt is gross for other reasons, but calling s/one a homophobe over a word, Perez you and whoever forced Ratty to resign gave that word an amazing amount of POWER. Congrats! I'm wasn't an eddie Murphy fan b4 now I kinda am. Keep making silly words Powerful Perez and the real actions that hurt people won't seem so bad. sad

  6. 6

    Why dont they put a gay host, so that way we can hear all night gay jokes… because thats what most gay comedians do. (I truly meant gay as homosexual… just before gay community starts to throw stones here!… wow, isnt stupid that I even have to explain myself?…. this is where we got to!).

  7. 7

    OMG - soooo NOT watching now!!!

  8. 8

    my roomate's sister-in-law makes $87 hourly on the computer. She has been without work for 5 months but last month her check was $8487 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read about it here CalmCash. com

  9. 9

    Re: Elron Hubbard - Con Man – Although I don't think about this issue in such a derogatory way I do think that hollywood's anti-homophobia police need pay attention to other, and in my opinion larger injustices happening in hollywood like blatant racism. Why is one form of oppression getting so much media hype over others? Could it be a result of the fact that most of the LGBT community at the forefront of this issue are white, powerful ppl??? I dunno but that seems to be the issue…those in power value their oppression and posit their agenda above others…even if that means forcing it down ppl's throats….Mario here's a looking at you kid! I mean you still befriend Paris Hilton and support her work even after her racist sentiments but down with anyone who makes a homophobic slur. And god forbid you feature the opinions of racialized LGBT ppl. up on here.

  10. 10

    Comments Off = I pay Perez a shitload

  11. 11

    How about Charlie Sheen?

  12. 12

    The new host should be……. wait for it…. CHARLIE SHEEN

  13. 13

    This bullying has to stop! Ratner was bullied into resigning and now they got to Eddie Murphy. We need anti-bullying laws to stop the strong from forcing everyone to live the way they want! The gays have way too much power and we need laws to stop them from pushing us around.

  14. Rohan says – reply to this


    Wow, that's pretty gay…..

  15. 15

    shouldn't sherak's quote have read-

    "I appreciate how Eddie feels about losing his homophobic partner, Brett Ratner, and we all wish him well."

    now that these two imbeciles are out of the picture it might turn out to be a pretty good show. it will be interesting to see who they chose to take their places.

  16. 16

    "Tempest in a teapot" — that's what this site should be called.

  17. 17

    Well I'm fucking bumbed out. But I did hear that Brett was hired and Brought Eddie along with him or recommended him or something on the news. I guess since the whole team is gone, Eddie's gone too. Gosh Darn it. Brett isn't the greatest but I don't think he meant anything by it. It's just the way guys speak sometimes, even gay guys say it from what I've seen and heard. He should apologize and go on with the show.

  18. 18

    Someday there's going to be an ugly backlash against the whiney gays, and I'm gonna laugh my ass off all the way through it. It's okay to not like the gays. If the gays can't deal with it like adults instead of sissies, then they need to go back into the closet so their precious frilly feelings won't make them cry anymore. This is getting fucking ridiculous. I think I'm gonna go out and find me a homo to kick the shit out of.

  19. 19

    Damn, was going to watch for Eddie but seems that yet again I will miss the Oscars. yawn fest

  20. 20

    Re: ccmyplaymate – don't know why you want to pit one type of bigotry (racism) over another (homophobia) since both are equally uncalled for and disgusting, but hey to each their own. both however have gotten huge amounts of media attention. mel gibson, john mayer, michael richards, don imus, laura schlessinger, and even that dog the bounty hunter guy were all raked over the coals for using the "n-word" and rightfully so. and i'm sure there are more i can't think of right now. some of those people lost their jobs and others careers have never been the same since. while others have rebounded and are still popular. it's very simple really. if you are a public figure and you are going to spout derogatory trash about a group of people you are going to offend people and may have to pay the consequences. and don't feel to sorry for poor mr. ratner. i'm sure he will go on to direct more terrible movies and he seems less upset about this than most of the daily trolls who frequent perez's site.

  21. 21

    Re: La Garse – It's Ratner who is being a sissy! He's being bullied by the gays and what does he do? He apologizes and resigned. He's playing the victim and being a whiny bastard. We are only going to defeat the gays if we stand together and fight back. We have to restore order. If we can put gays back in their place, then we can start on the other problem minorities as well.

  22. 22

    Yeah, he quit because he knows how fucking stupid the Oscars were to pander to the gays who cried when he said something immature and stupid. THis is a joke, and you are a fucking idiot.

  23. 23

    Re: Providence – I so agree. If he had a fucking backbone he would have forced them to fire him, then released a statement admitting his words were dumb, but he wont be pushed around and labeled something he is not just to appease the pc police. I'm happy Eddie stood up and walked, but Ratner should have told 'em to fuck off and forced their hand. Enough is enough, the pc police pushed alot of people to develope "white guilt", and those sad week fuckers cuased hell for us white folk. Now we're being pushed into "hetero guilt". I ain't fucking having it, i have no guilt, and this whole god damned situation is GAY!!!

  24. 24

    I am glad Eddie Murphy dropped out for ANY reason- they guy hasn't been funny in 20 years…now they can find someone who will at least try..

  25. 25

    You mean the TALENTLESS "Actor" Eddie Murphy? The TRANNY loving HOMOSEXUAL Eddie Murphy??? That one???

  26. 26

    good….now the oscars may be worth watching…

  27. 27

    Good for Murphy. Fuck the PC police and their special interest agenda.

  28. 28

    Re: kappuhcheenoh – roflllll!

  29. 29

    Good thing Mr. Murphy isn't held accountable for all the crap that he has said over the past few years…. he would have never been asked to host in the first place.

  30. @v@ says – reply to this


    Oh, hell no. Murphy would have been a clever breath of fresh air. Ratner is a big loss as well. Oscar yawnsville, here we come.

  31. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: trustme o not – That's not a bad idea. Get all the Sheen men to do it, Martin, Charlie and Emilio. Martin for the gravitas, Charlie for the barbs, and Emilio for backstories and direction.

  32. 32

    Re: AttFinch – I agree with you in so far as bigotry is horrible in any form. However, I don't agree that celebrities or figures in hollywood face the same repurcussion for racism as they do for homophobia. In fact Hollywood is built on racism…look at the number of shows devoid of minorities in their cast or have the one token cast member set to represent all other minority groups…smh. Further, anti-semitism is treated with a little more seriousness than racism to visible minorities, as Mel Gibson found out the hard way. I don't recall Paris Hilton getting any such flack for her BS. Fuck, that skinny, ugly bitch Ann Coulter has made a career off racism towards minorities…and that is our media for you. Meanwhile the latest anti-homophobia campaign has been compared to the civil rights movement (which I think is an insulting comparison between two different social movements) and has been gaining quite the media hype in hollywoods latest marketing ploy (might I add how exploitative this all is of the larger LGBT movement)…not to mention its focus on white male homosexual love, completely overlooking the that of minority groups and women in the LGBT movement.

  33. 33

    Um Eddie is not that relevant…his movies have sucked for years…..he should stop picking up transgendered hookers and we are greatful that he will not be hosting the Oscars…Get Whoopie Goldberg or Maybe someone really talented….and funny to do it NOT a hasbeen….