A Sideways Glare at Contemporary Society
Only an idiot would get involved in Hollywood’s current Oscar controversy, and my mom didn’t raise any dummies. It’s been my experience that when a bunch of millionaires are lining up to do battle, we common folk better head for the exits. However, when entertainers try to be serious, there’s always the opportunity for some serious entertainment.
Some people say (but I’m not one of them) that this entire Oscar debacle started when Will Smith didn’t get a Best Actor nomination for Concussion. When you’re one of the coolest people on the planet (and a billion-dollar box office asset) you normally get what you want — whenever you want it — so it’s understandable that when Oscar said to Will, “Sorry, not this year,” his response was “WTF?” Unfortunately, when your carefully crafted image is one of the coolest people on the planet, you can’t actually say WTF out loud — ya gotta dress it up a little bit. So the reason the Oscar grapes are sour is ’cause they’re just too damn monochromatic, and apparently nobody noticed that before (including both times Will Smith was nominated for an Oscar in the past.) Anyway, the entire entertainment community is now in a politically correct conundrum — and it’s not pretty. What to do? What to do?
Lucky for us, movie stars are smart. (After all, what would the world do without their wise and thoughtful political insights?) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will find a way out of this mess — the show must go on.
However, should they need some help … some people (but I’m not one of them) have offered this solution. Raise the stakes, up the ante, show some muscle and invite Caitlyn Jenner to Oscar night. Who in their wildest politically correct nightmare would boycott that? Plus, and this is where the bike helmet meets the pavement, have her present the Oscar for Best Actor. After all, Eddie Redmayne’s going to win for The Danish Girl. Let’s face it, folks: this is definitely not going to be Leonardo DiCaprio’s year. Even with his politically correct crocodile tears over climate change, the guy is just like so-o-o white, he’s blue. (This is in no way an insensitive reference to DiCaprio’s death scene in Titanic, nor to the number of times he would have died of hypothermia if The Revenant was real.)
Some people (but I’m not one of them) think it’s hilarious that the politically correct Hollywood Hydra is now eating its own tail. It’s a good thing I’m not involved, or I’d be laughing my ass off right now.
Disclaimer! The politically incorrect views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of “some people” and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views or opinions held by WD Fyfe.
All characters and events in this blog — even those based on real people — are entirely fictional. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is only in their own minds.
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