Chris Rock Pens Blistering Essay on Hollywood's Race Problem: "It's a White Industry"

December 5, 2014 2:53 PM

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Chris Rock Pens Blistering Essay on Hollywood's Race Problem: "It's a White Industry"

Writing for THR's current issue, the 'Top Five' writer, director and star tackles Hollywood's third rail as he explains what it's really like to be black in the entertainment industry (hint: you get asked to be Huggy Bear, not Starsky or Hutch) and the "slave state" of Mexicans: "If Kevin Hart is playing 40,000 seats a night, and Jon Stewart is playing 3,000 ... why does Kevin Hart have to cross over?"

This story first appeared in the Dec. 12 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

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