Eddie Murphy has withdrawn as the host of the 84th Annual Academy Awards, more famously known as the Oscars. Eddie Murphy and the Academy were in the process of mending their relationship. Eddie Murphy felt snubbed after losing the Best Supporting Actor category for his role as Jimmy in Dreamgirls. *Jimmy Got Soul! Jimmy Got, Jimmy Got, Jimmy Got Soul!*
So…Why did Eddie Murphy withdraw from the Academy Awards? Well it’s really simple, the Academy fires producer Brett Ratner, and Eddie Murphy isn’t having it. Brett Ratner is resigning as producer after using offensive language targeting homosexuals at a premiere of Tower Heist. Brett Ratner is the director of Tower Heist, which stars also Eddie Murphy. So Brett Ratner is responsible for recruiting Eddie Murphy as host of the Oscars. So simply put, Eddie Murphy withdraws from the Oscars because he is standing by his man, Brett Ratner.
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