Eddie Murphy Quits As Oscars Host, Tells Brett Ratner They’re ‘Twinsies’

November 9th, 2011 // 42 Comments
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In every photo like this, there’s always Brian Grazer saying it all with his eyes.

After coming under fire for saying “Rehearsal’s for fags,” Brett Ratner stepped down (Read: Was told to get the fuck out.) as Oscar producer last night paving the way for Eddie Murphy to quit this afternoon because the new producers were probably going to make him rehearse which we’ve all established is homo shit. The New York Times reports:

In the statement, Mr. Murphy said he understood and supported “each party’s decision with regard to a change of producers.”
“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,” he said.

While this could be a moment to point out the lynch mob mentality of GLAAD and the various nuances of how a douche-balloon like Brett Ratner using the word “fag” is actually good for them, let’s remember two things: 1. Eddie Murphy makes movies like Norbit, and 2. Brett Ratner makes movies that are a watery shit into the eyes and ears of America, if not the world. And now they’re both going nowhere near the Oscars. Right and reason won today, my friends. Cherish it before I write about the Kardashians again. It’ll literally be any minute now.

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  1. TRON

    Awards shows are so passe. It’s not even a thing anymore.

  2. Shhh! They could ruin this by asking Kim to host. Her marriage was one of the biggest jokes of the year.

  3. Jules

    This means he is free for another Axel Foley movie?

  4. Cock Dr

    Thank gawd for this. The thought of Murphy hosting the Academy Awards makes me wanna barf.

  5. TomFrank

    I liked this part of the NY Times article:

    “In an industry where relationships can fracture quickly, Mr. Ratner’s connection to the show at least lasted longer than Kim Kardashian’s marriage (by 24 days).”

    Ha! Gratuitous dig.

  6. m

    THANK GOD!!! they should call Billy Crystal, stat.

  7. LJ

    Murphy has been getting shit from all the previous hosts who have been telling him how the host gets blamed when the show flops, and since his career is half in the crapper already, I’m sure he was looking for the exit door prior to this. This incident just gave him the opportunity to wave “bye-bye”.

  8. Part of the problem is the Oscars itself and the identity crisis it’s been suffering. They want to be relevant and hip but classy and respectable. To be honest, I’d love to see Dave Chappelle host if he were still active in Hollywood but man o man that would be an uncomfortable night for all involved. It’d make for some great entertainment tho.

  9. Deacon Jones

    I, for one, am happy to see at least one man taking a stand against the bullshit political correctness this country has succumbed to.

    We’ve become such pussies (can I say that anymore?).

    • Ghost

      That might be insulting to the character on The Sopranos.

    • We’ve been a bunch of pussies since after WWII. The political correctness bullshit didn’t hit full swing until the 1990′s though.

    • cc

      Not sure about the timing, but the ‘pussies’ part is certainly true. Maybe too many of the people with balls died in WW2?

    • sobrietyisacrutch

      “We’ve become such pussies (can I say that anymore?).”
      Yes, but you’re required to issue an apology to the ASPCA each time.

  10. jumpin_j

    “Cherish it before I write about the Kardashians again. It’ll literally be any minute now.”
    … NOOOOOO!!!!!

  11. Art of Roughing

    Careful Eddie, remember you owe the blacks because you’ve donned a steotypical black fat suit.

  12. Boy, looks like his boy Serge has not aged well.

  13. Venom

    Thank god he quit, he sucks and has not been funny in decades.
    I second calling Billy Crystal.

    • occam's boner

      Billy Crystal is about as funny as cancer. Steve Martin was good – had some nice subtle burns too…but he prolly pissed off too many humorless follywood types

      • sobrietyisacrutch

        If the Academy had any type of balls they’d hire Ricky Gervais. But they are waaaay too pussified to do that.

  14. Richard McBeef

    Glad to hear you’ve been eating SHIT this week.

  15. well played Eddie, well played...

    Never really cared for Murphy once he left SNL, but I have a new respect for the guy. It can be hard when you have some morals and you work in an industry rife with homos and chimos .

    • Pippy Longcockings

      Right. Because everyone knows Eddie Murphy is a giant in the “morals” department. Nigga please. Murphy is a turd in the punch bowl of Hollywood.

    • Venom

      And don’t forget the Jews. Arsenio Hall made bad comments about the jews and look, his career is going so well.

      And don’t forget Mel Gibson, I mean he said bad things about the Jews and look his movies are shattering box office records and he is getting tons of work.


      If you work in an industry that has a lot of a certain type of person, it might be wise not to piss them off. Just saying….

      • the thing is

        Holy shit bro, you claim you aren’t anti-semitic, well now I CALL BULLSHIT. FUCKING COWARD. JUST SAY IT. Come on, just say it….

      • Venom

        Fuck you asshole, I called it like it is.
        Can you dispute what I said? No.
        Aresenio has the best talk show ever and after that he has barely worked since.
        And for the record I think what Mel Gibson did was wrong and his treatment by Hollywood is appropriate and I have not watched one of his movies since.

        Quit milking the sympathy bullshit already.
        I have no problems with Jews, just the shitty crooked ones which usually comprise of attorneys, bankers and some of the Hollywood crew.

      • slow drip

        “Aresenio has the best talk show ever” yet another glittering pile of poo from our pal Venom

  16. Johnny P!

    “Faggot!”, “Queer!”, “”Dyke”, “Fudge-packer!”, “Homo!”, “Nigger!”, “Lezzie!”, “Chink!”, “Jap!”, “Gook!”, “Pakki!”, “Towel-Head”, “Hebe!”, “Fuckin’ Terrorist!!”, and EVERYONE’S FAVORITE:
    There, did we all just get it out our systems now?
    Enough with the press saying “He/she used the “N-word!” he/she used the “R-word!” or he/she used the “L-Word”"
    To CNN and all the National (and local) papers and news outlets:
    Brett didn’t say “Rehearsal’s for f*gs” or “Rehearsals for the “Fword”, that is derogatory to GLBT people”.
    No, he said “Rehearsal’s for fags”. Like the massive douche that he is.
    So, report it or don’t. But, for all his apologizing and Eddie “I was caught with a tranny hooker” Murphy’s posturing and apologizing and grandstanding, the word he used is “Fags”. And until you have the guts to re-print the facts, I’ll not only get my humor but also my FACTS from The Superficial.

  17. cc

    Pity he’s quitting, he met the primary requirement in spades…he’s not funny.

  18. Carles



  19. Not sure where that finger’s been, but Grazer’s sporting a thousand yard stare.

  20. forrest gump

    yep ed: I’M COMING…………………..

  21. CranAppleSnapple

    This is such a stupid move for him, bailing on this opportunity.
    But I don’t think he’s actually going out of solidarity for that utter douchetool asshole. I think he’s a widdle bit ascaaaared, because the job comes with such criticism. Gutless.

  22. GoatmealCrisp

    If he really wanted to get back at them for knifing Ratner (as if that’s a bad thing) he should have gone out there and hosted the show as Raw/Delirious-era Eddie Murphy.

  23. Lori

    They are twinsies… they are both mean people who constantly feel the need to insult others. Good riddance to both of them.

  24. “Hey you…come over here and I’ll show you a Jew.”

  25. The Critical Crassness

    Eddie Murphy is a closet homo and his last two movies were crap.He should stick to voicing an animated donkey and shut the fuck up defending Brett “I was lying about banging Olivia Munn” Ratner, the homophobic piece of shit.

  26. GLAD is not doing themselves or gays in general any favors by acting like prissy little fainting queens every time someone uses the word “fag”.

    The word has been so thoroughly divorced from a hurtful gay slur that it’s essentially synonymous for “lame” now with no gay connotation in the modern lexicon. Nobody is buying this act any more, nobody gives a shit about using the word fag except people looking to play the wounded martyr role…and that is fucking gay.

  27. bitingontinfoil

    Speaking of “fags” – wasn’t Eddie-baby pulled over for having a tranny in his car? Apparently, he was a “good samaritan” giving her a “ride home” *coughfagcough*

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