By Nadeska Alexis
If you missed the backlash after Chris Brown’s recent performance at the Grammys, you were probably hiding under a rock. While some fans were excited to see the 22-year-old make his return to the Grammys stage, plenty of viewers took aim at The Recording Academy for allowing Brown to perform after he assaulted then-girlfriend Rihanna three years earlier. Seth Rogen joined the throng of detractors over the weekend when he poked fun at the Grammys for allowing Brown’s return to the awards show, during his hosting gig at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday (February 25).
Rogen preempted the jab at Brown and the Grammys by referencing director Brett Ratner’s dismissal as producer of the Oscars after he made some offensive remarks about the gay community. “You say a few hateful things, they don’t let you within a few hundred yards of the Oscars,” Rogen said, adding, “You can literally beat the s— out of a nominee and they’ll ask you to perform twice at the Grammys.”
Although Rogen pointed out one member of the audience who wasn’t tickled by his controversial joke, the majority of the crowd responded with applause. Catch Rogen’s comments around the 5-minute mark.
In addition to the drama surrounding Brown’s Grammy performance, he’s also been making headlines thanks to his recent collaborations with Rihanna on the remixes for “Birthday Cake” and “Turn It Up.” Although the two artists have made it clear that they’ve moved on from the incident, the public isn’t 100 percent on board.