February 29, 2016
For months leading up to last night’s big show, we had the second consecutive #OscarsSoWhite social media uproar over the lack of black Oscar nominees.
Accordingly, it was no surprise that the left’s racially charged chariot was present, and in full speed.
Needless to say, the event was highly politicized, partisan and glaring display of grandstanding from the Hollywood elites. It was not, however, all bad.
There were a few moments of honesty and truth amid the brazen display of race-baiting. The good, the bad and the ugly.
Chris Rock’s opening monologue had some great points addressing the uproar over the lack of black nominees:
It’s the 88th Academy Awards,which means this whole no black nominees thing has happened at least 71 other times. O.K.?
You gotta figure that it happened in the 50s, in the 60s — you know, in the 60s, one of those years Sidney didn’t put out a movie. I’m sure there were no black nominees some of those years. Say ‘62 or ‘63, and black people did not protest.
Why? Because we had real things to protest at the time, you know? We had real things to protest; you know, we’re too busy being raped and lynched to care about who won best cinematographer.
This is actually a great point from the comedian. It underscores the fact that several decades back in American history, race relations were bad. Really bad. Lynch mobs and racist organizations like the KKK targeted and attacked black people routinely.
Today however, this does not happen. Racist individuals still exist, sure, but there is no such institutional racism in America. Thus the uproar over “not enough black multi-millionaires being awarded golden status”. It’s tragic, I know.
Chris Rock also had a good jab at people like Jada Pinkett Smith, who were boycotting the Oscars. Rock pointed out the fact that they were never invited in the first place.
Those for the most part, were the good. Other parts however, were downright awful, and spiteful. In the same monologue, Chris Rock went on to say:
This year, in the In Memoriam package, it’s just going to be black people that were shot by the cops on their way to the movies.
Leftist Hollywood continues to demonize law enforcement, even after Tarantino’s blockbuster film, The Hateful Eight, tanked due to Tarantino’s venomous anti-cop rhetoric while he marched with the radical Black Lives Matter protesters.
Chris Rock went to call Hollywood (the same institution that’s made him $90 million) racist, stating:
Is Hollywood racist? You’re damn right Hollywood is racist. But it ain’t that racist that you’ve grown accustomed to.Hollywood is sorority racist.
It’s like, “We like you Rhonda,but you’re not a Kappa.”
That’s how Hollywood is.
Finally Chris Rock delivered a heartfelt appeal to Hollywood, suggesting that black movie stars need more opportunity:
What I’m trying to say is, you know, it’s not about boycotting anything. It’s just, we want opportunity. We want black actors to get the same opportunities as white actors.
This somehow suggests that this already isn’t the case. Which, logically, is completely false.
Like in any business, filmmakers’ top priority is making money. Yes, telling a story and thrilling audiences matter. But if a film won’t make money, it won’t get made. When casting decisions are made the only thing that matters is which actor or actress will help sell the most tickets. Hollywood executives and filmmakers don’t see black or white, the color that matters is green.
And now on to the ugly. Speaking of which, Sarah Silverman was a presenter last night. For all the parents out there who told their kids they could watch the Oscars with them, Sarah rode in on her progressive Pegasus to ruin the night.
I guess I was a Bond girl, in that I had sexual intercourse with James Bond and never heard from him… I know he has a cell phone – he has four! He loves sleeping with women with heavy Jewish boobs.
Oh here’s something. James Bond – not a grower or a shower. I don’t want to say he’s terrible in bed… but he’s slept with 55 women in 24 movies and most of them tried to kill him afterwards.
And then, we got to see Leonardo DiCaprio finally win his Oscar. Though, I’m surprised he didn’t lose to Eddie Redmayne who played a transgender man on The Danish Girl.
So, Leo got up to give his speech, and of course it got political.
The self-aggrandizing quarter billion-dollar movie star with a private jet, yacht and fleet of cars, told us how crucial it is to act on reversing climate change, and how he’s “seen climate change.”
DiCaprio had in fact said to have “seen climate change” before, when he was in the Alberta, Canada.
You see, he’d experienced a chinook – a commonplace weather phenomenon that brings warm winds to southern Alberta — and called it “scary climate change.”
Ending off the night, host Chris Rock stared into the camera and yelled “Black Lives Matter!”Because there’s nothing more authentic than a room full of rich movie stars playing victim.