Rock under fire fron moral groups

Oscar host Chris Rock has been slammed by Christian groups, who are calling for viewers to boycott the TV broadcast of next Sunday's Academy Awards.

Oscar host Chris Rock has been slammed by Christian groups, who are calling for viewers to boycott the TV broadcast of next Sunday's Academy Awards.

Organisations including Concerned Women for America (CWA) are outraged comedian Rock, who peppers his stage act with swearing, is presenting the global event.

However, US TV network ABC are promising to implement a five-second "decency delay" and have waived concerns about Rock's conduct.

Robert Knight, the CWA's Culture and Family Institute director, says: "Hollywood seems intent on spreading vulgarity far and wide, so the F-word spewing from Rock might actually be the perfect Tinseltown ambassador."

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