Oscar 2023 why Chris Rock did not agree to present the ceremony

Chris Rock declined presentation of the Oscar ceremony 2023.

Chris Rock declined presentation In stand-up show in Phoenix, United States

the comedian revealed alleged invitation from the Academy and explained reasons for not accepting.of the Oscar ceremony 2023.

According to Rock, after an incident with Will Smith - when the actor

slapped the comedian - returning to the stage of the ceremony would 

be like returning to a crime scene. He compared the situation to O.J. Simpson's trial, accused of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown.

In the case of the former American soccer player and actor, the crime began when he

left Brown's mother's glasses in an Italian restaurant. Chris stated that it would be like Oscar asking Nicole to "go back to the restaurant" (via Billboard).