Chris Rock was a father on a mission at the 88th Academy Awards. The actor hosted the ceremony with humor, and helped his daughters, Zahra and Lola, sell Girl Scout cookies.
“Let’s get this money. Let’s get this money,” Chris exclaimed while helping his daughters sell. The actor showed attendees a picture of Zahra and Lola with their Girl Scout troop before sending the girls into the audience to gather funds. “I want you to reach into your millionaire pockets and I want you to buy some of my daughter’s Girl Scout cookies. Look at my babies up there. Are you going to deny my princesses some cookies?”
This year’s Academy Awards took place in the midst of controversy. Some African American actors and directors became angry about the lack of diversity in the nomination process. Chris Rock addressed the contention during his opening monologue.
“I thought about quitting,” he said. “I thought about it real hard. But, I realized, they’re gonna have the Oscars anyway. They’re not gonna cancel the Oscars because I quit. You know? And the last thing I need is to lose another job to Kevin Hart, O.K.?”
Chris Rock has two kids with estranged wife Malaak Compton Rock.