People Upset Over Billy Crystal’s “Racist Oscars Joke”

Today, a lot of people are saying that the Oscars are racist. Last night Billy Crystal hosted the Oscars for the ninth time. If you had taken a second to stop talking about J. Lo’s nipple, you might have heard Crystal crack a joke about The Help:

I loved that movie. When I saw it, I wanted to hug the first black woman that I saw. Which, from Beverly Hills, is about a 45 minute drive.

Between that barb and the sketch with Billy Crystal in blackface, maybe our Michael Coard was onto something. [Moviefone]