Okay, be honest, did you even know the Oscars were happening tonight? Do people still watch them? It’s just a bunch of people gathering around, getting drunk, and complimenting each other on how well they did this last year. Sorry, I’ve got about 100 other things I would rather watch.
By Joseph Curl
Limousine liberals have been jamming Hollywood Boulevard for days now, shuffling from this pre-Oscars party to that post-apocalyptic protest against President Trump.
Reports are flying that this year’s Academy Awards, which air live tonight, will be among the most political ever. Finally, Americans will know exactly where Emma Stone stands on Trump’s infrastructure plan, and just what Ben Affleck’s little brother thinks about Dodd-Frank.
But now, Trump supporters are getting in on the protestfest, with some calling for a boycott of the Oscars.
“A Facebook post originated by Republicans in Arizona has called on the ‘backbone and decent people of America’ to stand up against the ‘bitter people of the entertainment industry,’ ” the Telegraph reports.
“The group hopes its supporters will hit the television ratings by voting with their remote controls should Mr. Trump come under attack during the acceptance speeches. The political sympathies of nearly all the nominees suggest that this is possible,” the British paper says.
Trump, who famously said Streep was “overrated” (she’s not, but her Oscar-nominated movie this time, “Florence Foster Jenkins,” is truly awful), won’t be watching the big lovefest, where celebrities sometimes wear millions of dollars of jewelry and always gush over each other’s creative genius. He’ll be hosting the Governors Ball, and press secretary Sean Spicer said “I feel like that is where the president and first lady are going to be focused on Sunday night.”