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Chris Rock Slams Hollywood, Says L.A. Is Mexican 'Slave State'

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Actor Chris Rock attends the premiere of "Top Five" at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in New York. Evan Agostini / AP

Chris Rock slammed Hollywood as a "white industry" and said when it comes to Mexicans, there is an acceptance "that there's a slave state in L.A."

In an essay written by Rock published in The Hollywood Reporter, the black comedian and actor blasted the entertainment industry for its lack of jobs for black and Latinos.

"But forget whether Hollywood is black enough. A better question is: Is Hollywood Mexican enough? You're in L.A, you've got to try not to hire Mexicans," said Rock, saying while it's the most liberal town in the world, there's "...just an acceptance that there's a slave state in L.A. There's this acceptance that Mexicans are going to take care of white people in L.A. that doesn't exist anywhere else. I remember I was renting a house in Beverly Park while doing some movie, and you just see all of the Mexican people at 8 o'clock in the morning in a line driving into Beverly Park like it's General Motors. It's this weird town."

"You're telling me no Mexicans are qualified to do anything at a studio? Really? Nothing but mop up?" wrote Rock. "What are the odds that that's true? The odds are, because people are people, that there's probably a Mexican David Geffen mopping up for somebody's company right now. The odds are that there's probably a Mexican who's that smart who's never going to be given a shot."

The story has been generating a lot of buzz on social media.


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