Blac Chyna thinks it’s racist that no one knew why she attended the Oscars

Blac Chyna attends The 92nd Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals in Los Angeles

Real question: is something going on with Blac Chyna? Yesterday, she posted an ultrasound photo and then deleted it when people were like “you totally jacked that image from a Russian woman.” That happened less than 48 hours after Chyna walked the red carpet at the Oscars, which left people asking “how” and “why” and “no, seriously, how?” I was on Twitter when Chyna appeared early in the red carpet show, and no one really understood how and why she was there. I theorized that she “just turned up at the Oscars uninvited and she dared people to throw her out.” Turns out, she did have a ticket… according to her. And according to her, it’s racist to wonder why she was there.

The confusion, or even contempt, over Blac Chyna being a guest at the Oscars proves the award show still has a big problem with people of color — that’s how she feels, anyway. A rep for Chyna tells TMZ … what should have been a magical and dream-fulfilling moment for her has turned into a demeaning instance of “black lash,” with multiple media outlets unfairly asking, “Why is SHE there?”

In Chyna’s view, she more than deserved to be there not only because she contributes to the entertainment industry as star of her own reality show, but as a black woman who “finds inspiration in supporting her friends, mentors, and other talent that has helped provide a blueprint for her career.”

Chyna’s rep says her Academy Awards attendance was no different from many other entertainment professionals who attended, despite not being nominated or involved in film in any way. The biggest difference, according to Chyna’s team, is her background and skin color.

“Whether it be the fact that she is a reality star, a single mother, or the inevitable reminder that she was a former stripper … it does nothing to change the narrative that just maybe the Oscars indeed are ‘so white’” … says Chyna’s rep. The rep adds, all the buzz over Chyna’s attendance “further highlights the fight that many African Americans in the Entertainment Industry face; yes, even during Black History Month.”

Ya get the point. Chyna’s incensed and feels she’s the victim of systemic racism. We’re told she still feels it was worth it to take a stand and be a role model, showing young people of color what they can achieve. BTW, we’re told she went with a music producer but secured her own invitation.

[From TMZ]

A little bit of Oscar trivia/history: before the Oscars moved to the Dolby Theater (then the Kodak Theater) in 2002, they used to be held at the Shrine Auditorium, which was actually a lot bigger, with a lot more seating. And back then, more people were invited to the Oscars. It wasn’t just presenters and nominees and people involved with the Oscar-nominated films. Random AMPAS voters and friends-of-friends could score invites to the Oscars back then because there were so many seats. The move to the Kodak Theater (now Dolby Theater) was supposed to help add some exclusivity to Oscar night and keep out some of the riff-raff and randos.

My point is that after 18 years at Dolby, we’ve now come to believe that everyone who attends the Oscars must have a reason to do so, must have some connection to a nominee or a nominated film, or they must be a presenter or nominee themselves. That’s why people were asking why Chyna was there – because no one could suss out her connection to anyone or anything Oscar-related. But she’s sort of right, if she managed to get a ticket, so be it, she had every right to go. I’m just trying to say that it wasn’t racist gatekeeping by the media or Hollywood establishment. It was just regular old gatekeeping.

Blac Chyna at arrivals for The 92nd Acad...

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  1. locamg says:

    What has she done besides had a kid with Rob Kardashian……? I’m confused by a lot of people who were at the Oscars – but that’s because I find the movies Hollywood puts out these days to be super unappealing that I’ve basically stopped watching (and I stopped going to the theaters about a decade ago!) How many more super hero movies do we need? They’re all so bad. Ask me about television though…..that’s where I think the actual good storytelling is.

    • Bevvie says:

      It’s the dumbing-down of America, from movies, network television, tv commercials. My step children are millennials. All they can think about is Disneyland, Star Wars and super heroes. I think it’s sad, but with everything going on with society and politics my guess is that it’s their form of escapism.

      • Case says:

        In the case of Star Wars and some superhero movies, there’s actually a lot of depth and emotion to the storytelling. I realize they’re not everyone’s cup of tea, and certainly not thoughtful indie flicks, but they have value in our culture. I like all kinds of movies and don’t like to see some of the mainstream films put down just because they contain action and adventure. There’s more to it than that.

        I’m a millennial who likes Star Wars and Disney probably more than most things. I’m also a journalist who is highly interested in politics. We contain multitudes.

      • Sass says:

        @bevvie heyyyyyyyy do you actually know what a millennial is? (Millennials are now approaching our 40s btw, anyone born before 1981 or after 1996 is a different gen altogether) Don’t throw us under the bus just because you don’t like your step kids. Maybe seek therapy for your interfamilial issues instead of generalizing a generation you absolute cliche. Thanks.

      • David says:

        I now finally want to say the phrase ‘ok, boomer’. That’s a steeper generalization than a high pitched roof you throw out about a whole generation.

      • Spikey says:

        David please don’t be as bad as Bevvie. I’m a boomer with a millennial daughter. I get offended when I hear my co-workers putting down millennials I tell them If you don’t like someone that happens to be in that generation fine, but don’t generalize about an entire generation. My daughter happens to be smart, thoughtful and kind and it is ludicrous to judge a person on what kind of movie they like. There is too much hate in the world about so many things, please don’t start tacking on things like because of the date you were born or if you like super hero movies. Geez

      • McMom says:

        Are you sure your step kids are Millennials? I work with many Millennials and they are paying rent, working hard, in long term relationships and adulting. Other than them asking me over and over again what generation I’m in (Gen X, thank you very much) and arguing with me about Nirvana, I find them charming and sweet.

      • Marigold says:

        I’m Gen X. I’m 45. I’m totally into super heroes. My husband is a Millennial. He’s 38.

        I don’t think your stepkids are Millennials. They’re probably more like our daughter…Gen Z, which is a whole different cultural milieu.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        Lol. Hun those aren’t Millenials those are Gen Zers. If you’re going to be disparaging about an entire generation at least get the generation right. Millennials isn’t just a catch-all for young people. Signed, a 39 year old Millennial.

  2. M.A.F. says:

    I wish people knew the meaning of words and when/how to use them. Not everything is about race. My friend and I were watching the pre-show & were wondering why she was there. I only know her as the one who banged Rob Kardashian and had his kid.

    • Bryn says:

      Reminds me of story about Madonna calling it censorship when her show went late and they turned the lights off on her.

    • doofus says:

      yeah, I agree. people were also wondering why the K Klan was there.

      hey, if she got a ticket, then she’s entitled to be there, but I will STILL question why she got one, just as I question why Kylie Jenner got one.

    • jules says:

      So much this, people now use racism as an excuse for everything.

      • schmootc says:

        It’s an easy way to get attention if you think you’ve been wronged these days, whatever the reason(s) actually is.

      • kerwood says:

        Racism is VERY real, as real today as it was 100 years ago.

        This woman has made a living off White supremacy so it’s no surprise that she would stoop so low as to use the legitimate pain of people of colour to get a chance to flash the audience at the Oscars.

  3. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Girl, bye. People were asking why you were there because you are non-mfing factor in Hollywood.
    And I find it rich that a woman who has so much self-hatred that she is okay with hawking BLEACHING cream to dark-skinned black women in Africa has the audacity to attempt to make this about race.

    • ME says:

      I watched a really good show the other day about bleaching creams. The toxic sh*t in those is insane. What really pissed me off is that the company Unilever owns Dove. Unilever makes skin bleaching creams and sells them in Asia and African countries. Yet in North America uses a “love yourself” campaign in Dove commercials. It’s f*cking bullsh*t. Yeah make woc in OTHER countries feel they have to be light skinned to feel beautiful, but in good old North America “all women are beautiful’. Had no idea Black Chyna was promoting that garbage. F*ck her.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        @ME she started her own f-cking COMPANY selling that $hit to black women. Her colorist a$$ can kick rocks.

      • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

        Thanks for that info. I have these age spots crop up on my hands, and I’ve started wondering about lightening products. I’ve not done any research so I have no idea which products are safe.

      • ME says:

        @ Nomen est omen

        I really suggest doing your own research before deciding to boycott a company. I’m just stating what I watched in a news story. It was very interesting. If you google about Unilever and Dove you can see stories going back 10 years of people complaining about how hypocritical it all is.

      • Janey says:

        I never thought that this wouldn’t be clear and other than a marketing message. At the end of the day, all companies are basically built on profits. True, they’re trying to be more sustainable but obvious not to the detriment of lining their own pockets. Even green-brands, transparent brands – it’s all about marketing and branding. Global targets, etc.

        We are nothing but just 1 customer segmentation in terms of global scale and trends.

      • Adrianna says:

        Good grief….didn’t know that. Those bleaching creams are dangerous and unnecessary. I lay some of the blame on young males in those countries who only want to date females with lighter skin.

      • ME says:

        @ Adrianna

        Not sure about other countries but in India Garnier sells a skin bleaching cream specifically for men. They get Bollywood actors to promote it. It’s all insane. They target men and women there.

  4. kerwood says:

    Why WAS she there? I don’t know who she is other than she has some Kardashian connection, which is reason enough in my book to block her from the Academy Awards. Does she have a film career? Or is she using the struggle for inclusion by REAL actors of colour to get attention for herself?

  5. ME says:

    I don’t know if we can really call her a “role model”. Does she really see herself like that? How is she famous again? She was a stripper and then dated Tyga and then Rob. If she got a ticket to the Oscars then good for her I guess…but people were probably just curious as to how she got a ticket. Can you buy them? I always thought it was invite only and so of course people would be wondering why she would be invited as she’s not an actress or producer, writer, or anything. I assumed she was someone’s date.

  6. MellyMel says:

    Nope. My black self immediately asked out loud why she was there when I saw her (and her new face) on the red carpet. It’s nothing to do with race. She’s not an actress or dating/married to anyone that was nominated or involved in one of the main movies (that we know of). It was a valid question.

  7. Soupie says:

    Thank you VV and Kerwood. My thoughts exactly.

    Was it here I read that she showed up and they allowed her to walk the red carpet but they didn’t let her in to the auditorium?

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      If that’s true then that makes her comments even more disingenuous and disgusting. And I wouldn’t be surprised at all if that’s how it went down.

    • doofus says:

      a commenter (who fully acknowledged that she was “just a random poster so I don’t necessarily expect you to believe me”) had a friend who either went or worked the event. her story was that BC showed up and basically tried to crash, was allowed to walk the carpet as to not disrupt the whole RC part and cause a scene (because you KNOW BC would cause a scene), but was NOT allowed into the auditorium.

      who knows what’s the real story?…all I know is that a LOT of people were there who got a “WTF are THEY doing there?” from a LOT of observers, and it had ZIP to do with their racial background.

  8. Nina Simone says:

    Wow she has really mutilated herself. She was so gorgeous. Very sad 😞

    • minx says:

      Was just going to say, she was very cute about 10 years ago. I don’t know why she thinks she looks better.

  9. lucy2 says:

    I thought it was generally people who are involved in the nominated films, presenters, and the Academy higher ups, and that was about it. So I would question ANY reality TV personality being there.

  10. Middle of the road says:

    I wondered why her and Kylie Jenner were there. They don’t act and their reality shows are trash so again…why are you here?

    • ME says:

      Wait Kylie Jenner was at the Oscars? Are you sure? I know she went to an Oscar party but didn’t hear anything about her being at the award show.

      • schmootc says:

        Yeah, I thought she just went to an after-party or two. But I’d question her showing up too. Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been in legit (not reality) show business for a very long time and this was her first Oscars, so yeah, it seems like it’s gotten more exclusive over the years and BC is not exclusive.

    • kerwood says:

      Kylie Jenner was at the VF Oscar party and that’s become MUCH less exclusive. I’m sure I could probably get a ticket.

  11. Mrs. Peel says:

    The bar doesn’t get any lower by having Blac Chyna grace us with her presence at the Oscars of all places.

  12. Dre says:

    What did she do to her face ?

    • tiredTreaded says:

      She had such adorable looks before, now she’s made herself facially deranged or maybe she’s on drugs? So sad. She was one of the original “it” girls.

    • Belly says:

      Whatever it is, me no like.

      She has made herself into a cartoon baddy.

  13. Heather says:

    Disgusting. This is detrimental to every single human being who is a TRUE victim of racism. She should be ashamed of herself for using this to bring attention to herself.
    She simply didn’t belong there; I would question any reality tv personality, or IG influencer, or Youtuber being at the Oscars.

  14. kellebelle says:

    Ugh, go away. Don’t go away mad, just go away.

  15. CJ says:

    If the Kardashians can be there so can she, they are all the same.

    • Harper says:

      The Kardashians weren’t there.

    • Abby says:

      The Kardashians were NOT on the Academy Award Red Carpet, though, and BC was. They (or one of the Kardashians) *were* at some Oscar after parties, but those are far, far less exclusive and elite than the Oscar’s Red Carpet. If one of that foul group of plastic robots (Kardashians) HAD been on the Oscar Red Carpet, they would have looked and been just as confounding and bizarrely misplaced as Black Chyna did.

      • CJ says:

        Excuse me, my bad they went to an Oscar party…..my point is she went, didn’t harm anyone so what’s the problem? All of these comments that she didn’t belong kind of validate her point. If the Kardashians and any other reality tv actor can go to A-list events why can’t she? I bet there were a lot of non actors who were also in attendance. I’m not even a fan, but the girl went to an event, what’s the big freaking deal?

  16. Emmitt says:

    Plenty of black people were wondering on Twitter why was she there, just like people wondered why Kylie Jenner was there.

  17. Mia4s says:

    “ We’re told she still feels it was worth it to take a stand and be a role model, showing young people of color what they can achieve”.

    Uhhhhhhhhhhhhh. 😒

    Attention “young people of color” kindly direct your attention to the stage and individuals such as Cynthia Ervio and Janelle Monae and then aim a HELL of a lot higher than this woman.

  18. Nia says:

    I was just as confused by the Jennerdashians being there. But then I remembered that there were cameras. The more cameras you gather in a location, the more likely they are to appear. Like trash and flies.

  19. kellebelle says:

    Vulgar. That is all.

  20. Chickaletta says:

    I did not realize Mandy Moore was the voice of Rapunzel in Tangled. When she showed up at the Oscars the year it was nominated, I remember seeing her on the red carpet and literally saying “What the f**k is she doing there?” I remember my mother glllllaaarrrring at me after I said it too.

  21. Laur says:

    Scariest looking human I’ve ever seen. Her plastic surgery is atrocious.

  22. February Pisces says:

    My only theory is she banged a producer and scored a ticket. Good luck to her, I didn’t see Kim walk the actual Oscars red carpet.

    • Dutch says:

      Other sites are reporting she showed up early, crashed the red carpet but was not allowed inside. If that’s true (and feels likely), then the questioning why she was there is totally valid.

  23. Anita says:

    I think this is classicism more than racism. Also, does anyone else think that she looks just like Kylie Jenner’s baby Stormi?

    • Queen Meghan's Hand says:

      HA! She does look like (in Nicki Minaj voice) BABY STORMI!
      I agree, it’s more a class thing than race. ‘Why is this stripper-gold digger here?’ vs ‘why is this black stripper-gold digger here?’
      I also think she got a lot of ??? because she didn’t pose with her date! As a plus-one, you should pose with with the person who invited you or make sure you are seen together (like Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara).

  24. Mirage says:

    I think she was there simply as a +1.
    I could have been there too, If I had the right connections.
    This was a legitimate appearance as such.

  25. Keira Lee says:

    Also her face is more of WTF than her reason to attend.. Just saying.

  26. holly hobby says:

    The year Marie Kondo appeared she told the press her and her husband bought tickets to the Oscars (apparently they sell some for the nosebleed seats?). She said they paid a lot for them too.

    Reading the thread here, it looks like this lady merely crashed the red carpet but couldn’t/wouldn’t spring for a ticket inside. Pathetic.

  27. kerwood says:

    She crashed the red carpet and they let her walk it because they didn’t want to make a scene. This woman probably knows that the Oscars have big diversity issues, so she used it to her advantage. I honestly doubt she’s booking any more gigs today than she was the day before the Oscars.