Within the past week, there has been growing pressure from fans and celebrities alike for Chris Rock to drop out of hosting the Oscars.

It doesn’t look the the comedian is going to give in to the pressure, but he will be addressing the controversy surrounding the lack of diversity at the Oscars.

Academy Awards producer Reginald Hudlin gave Entertainment Tonight some inside knowledge of Rock’s plans.

“Chris is hard at work. He and his writing staff locked themselves in a room,” Hudlin told ET. “As things got a little provocative and exciting, he said, ‘I’m throwing out the show I wrote and writing a new show.’”

“Chris is that thorough,” Hudlin added. “He’s that brilliant, and I have 1000 percent confidence that he will deliver something that people will be talking about for weeks.”

“You should expect [#OscarsSoWhite jokes],” Hudlin told ET. “And, yes, the Academy is ready for him to do that. They’re excited about him doing that. They know that’s what we need. They know that’s what the public wants, and we deliver what the people want.”

The 88th Academy Awards will air February 28 at 8pm on ABC.

(Source – hot97.com)