US-OSCARS-SHOWChris Rock used his platform as 2016 Oscars host to highlight diversity, and it definitely made a powerful impact. However, many viewers couldn't help but notice that the diversity wasn't really that diverse in terms of color, and even included a cringe-worthy joke about Asian stereotypes.

In that bit, Rock introduced bankers from PricewaterhouseCoopers. As he put it, "They sent us their most dedicated, accurate and hard working representatives. Please welcome Ming Zhu, Bao Ling, and David Moskowitz."

Onto the stage walked three Asian children. Rock knew the joke might touch a nerve, so he doubled-down on it, saying, "If anybody's upset about that joke, just tweet about it on your phone that was also made by these kids."

He wasn't afraid to push buttons all night, which is a good thing, but some viewers thought he set the conversation back a few years with this bit.

Here are some of the reactions on Twitter. As usual, there was no consensus on the matter, and the outcome is that people are debating race across the Internet, which was the main point of the whole evening. That and Leo winning.

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