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Feb 11 2020

Woke Oscars Flop

The 2020 Oscars had the lowest rating of all time, falling 11% from the previous record low. Next year, a new record will be set, because the spectacle continued to wallow in the sanctimonious moonbattery that has been driving audiences away.

These ceremonies might be worth watching as an opportunity to laugh at the cognitively deficient, jewel-encrusted Marxists who serve as America’s royalty. But you would need a cast iron stomach to sit through it.

Kyle Smith clues us in on what most of us wisely missed:

“We have gathered on the ancestral lands of the Tongva, Tataviam and the Chumash,” Taika Waititi said solemnly at the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday.

Taika wasn’t the wackiest kook to take the stage. That would be the Joker.

“We’re talking,” said Joaquin Phoenix as he accepted his Best Actor award for “Joker,” “about the fight against the belief, one nation, one race, one gender or one species has the right to dominate, control and use and exploit another with impunity.”

Thinking that humans have a right to “exploit” other species is speciesism — a serious thought crime among the Hollyweird elite. Despite their caviar and private jets lifestyle, they believe that the rest of us should go back to a level of existence that predates the domestication and even the hunting of animals.

Comically maudlin and self-righteous, Phoenix even scolded us for drinking milk:

“We steal [a cow’s] baby even though her cries of anguish are unmistakable and then we take her milk that’s intended for her calf and we put it in our coffee and our cereal.”

It doesn’t occur to a moonbat that the cows would not even exist if we did not raise them for their milk, meat, and skin. How many wild cows graze in the wilderness of Beverly Hills?

One clunky joke after another proved that PC is the enemy of comedy. Josh Gad mentioned his movie “‘Frozen 2,’ or as climate change deniers call it, ‘Not Frozen 2.’” Best Supporting Actor Brad Pitt threw away his cool factor with the sub-Jimmy Kimmel line, “They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week.” At least Pitt is a big name, unlike the parade of semi-obscure introducers evidently hired to add diversity (Mindy Kaling, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Zazie Beetz).

But there could never be enough Affirmative Action to placate the wokescolds.

If the girl-power trio of Brie Larson, Sigourney Weaver and Gal Gadot and the girl-comedy duo of Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph were meant to rub America’s noses in the fact that the Academy membership didn’t nominate any women for Best Director, it came off as a bunch of extremely rich, overprivileged people whining about nothing. …

“All women are superheroes!” Weaver proclaimed. All women? Really? Prove it, Oscar. Next year you can invite Sarah Palin, Ivanka Trump and Roseanne Barr to present Best Picture.

But of course, women only count as women if they are associated with leftist politics, just as Clarence Thomas doesn’t count as black.

It used to be that many actors were admirable Americans. Now, with increasingly rare exceptions, they are contemptibly hypocritical preachy left-wing screwballs.

Some of them are too shallow even to come up with their own progressive talking points. Via Breitbart:

Last week, Phoenix’s name surfaced in a report from Vulture noting how Hollywood stars are increasingly relying on speechwriting agencies, some of them run by partisan operatives who previously worked for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, to help them craft their acceptance speeches.

Someone should have listened to Ricky Gervais:

But all the Tinseltown glitterpigs hear is their self-congratulations ringing in their ears. They have alienated half of the country and are now working on the other half. By now, it is hard to see how even liberals can stomach them.

On tips from Zack VC, Varla, Rapinhoe, and Ellen O. Hat tip:

2 Responses to “Woke Oscars Flop”

  1. […] Even Tinseltown degenerates can become moral people just by barking moronic talking points at the Oscars. Better still, you can transmogrify your flaws into virtues by pretending that you are oppressed […]

  2. […] Hollyweird screwballs like Joaquim Phoenix righteously denounce the human race for speciesism, they didn’t come up with this lunacy on their own. They are wacky enough, but not clever […]

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