If I were @chrisrock, I wouldn't be considering boycotting The Oscars. I'd be thinking "this shit is live. I can do some serious damage."
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) January 19, 2016
Chris Rock should do 'serious damage' at Oscars: Ricky Gervais
| Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 11:57
Los Angeles: Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais has urged actor Chris Rock to do some "serious damage" when he hosts the upcoming 88th Academy Awards.
Rock, 50, is reportedly under pressure to boycott the Oscars after the Academy was slammed for a lack of diversity in the nomination list for next month's ceremony, but the Golden Globes host has urged Rock to use the live platform to his advantage, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
Gervais posted on Twitter: “If I were @chrisrock, I wouldn't be considering boycotting The Oscars. I'd be thinking 'this s**t is live. I can do some serious damage'."
His tweet comes after it was revealed that director Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith have declined their invites to attend the ceremony.
Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore and rapper Snoop Dogg have also endorsed the idea of a boycott. Rapper 50 Cent and actor-producer Tyrese Gibson have already asked Rock to pull out.