It seems that shortly after Brett Ratner‘s parade of disgusting and offensive comments that eventually led him to resign from his job as producer of the Oscars, his creative partner, Eddie Murphy , also decided that he didn’t want to play anymore.
Let’s let Eddie break the news in his own words:
“First and foremost I want to say that I completely understand and support each party’s decision with regard to a change of producers for this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. I was truly looking forward to being a part of the show that our production team and writers were just starting to develop, but I’m sure that the new production team and host will do an equally great job.”
For those of us who felt a great amount of disappointment and disgust when we first heard that Eddie Murphy would be hosting the Academy Awards, this is a great moment. We are free once more to enjoy the pretty dresses and moving acceptance speeches and sometimes entertaining entertainment without the taint of Eddie Murphy*. It truly is a glorious day.
*I am so sorry for any mental images that might have caused.