With all the hubbub surrounding Hollywood sleazebag Brett Ratner's resignation as co-producer of the 2012 Oscars for using an anti-gay slur at a screening in Los Angeles, there's been some speculation that Eddie Murphy, the host of the next Academy Awards, may follow Ratner out the door. Murphy, who co-stars in Ratner's box-office flop Tower Heist, is no stranger to using gay slurs (just watch either Delirious or Raw). But PAPERMAG thinks Murphy should step down for another reason: According to the Academy Awards Web site, the Oscars "reward the greatest cinema achievements as determined by some of the world's most accomplished motion picture artists and professionals."
Updated: We were right. Eddie Murphy SHOULD DROP OUT. AND DID.