The ego-stroking Academy Awards took place last night to award celebrities with trophies for something they already got paid millions to do, but evidently, the paycheck wasn’t enough recognition of a job well done. While the premise the ceremony was nauseating enough, what the awards show metastasized into was far worse. Actors have become political activists and faux feminists for causes and issues they don’t understand and are far removed from. Yet, they put their best act on yet, expecting you to feel their fake sympathy and outrage over these issues they don’t care about and simply cannot comprehend.
While preaching hate for the president who, among many false labels, has been accused of being a groping pervert, Oscar host, Jimmy Kimmel, and his kin took their screen and stage time to bring pseudo awareness to sexual assault. While railing on Trump and demanding action for victims of huge Hollywood predators, these puppets without real purpose were hiding a heinous secret that was happening behind the scenes. Nobody would have known about their sickening skeleton until they paraded it out on stage and literally give it an award.
Recently, there have been many allegations of rape and sexual misconduct that has occurred in Hollywood and it has taken down many powerful and leading men in the industry. Most of the time, these accusations come as no surprise, considering who the accused is. Other times, the detailed allegations that surface is for the last person you want to learn did such a violating thing. Unfortunately, there are a lot of sick people who are trying to capitalize on this movement. The motive is attention and likely even money, going after the most notable and popular people who also have the some of the deepest pockets.
Last night, Kimmel spent the entire show slamming President Trump as a pervert, among other insults, while preaching about the #MeToo movement as well. In many of the speeches, viewers were inundated with commentary regarding the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements that have rocked Hollywood. While expected, we couldn’t help but notice Kimmel’s and all of Hollywood’s horrific hypocrisy because of the sideshow last night that was the major elephant in the room.
Did they really just give an Oscar to someone that has been arrested, charged and even tried for rape? Only in Tinseltown where the double standard runs deep and rage is only placed on a person with different political beliefs than the majority.
According to TMZ, Kobe Bryant celebrated an amazing victory Sunday night … winning an Oscar and, incredibly, the celebrities in the audience had a case of selective amnesia.
Kobe took home the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film for “Dear Basketball.” The audience cheered Kobe … some even rose to their feet for a standing O.
Interesting … considering the majority of the audience were wearing Time’s Up pins. You may recall — although a lot of the people who came out after the ceremony didn’t — Kobe was arrested in 2003, charged and tried for rape. The case fell apart when the alleged victim stopped cooperating with prosecutors. Kobe subsequently settled for a reported $5 million, though he denies paying her a cent.
Kobe was Teflon at the awards ceremony. Not so for Ryan Seacrest, who was shunned by some celebs even though he hasn’t been sued, arrested, charged — and was cleared by an E! investigation.
And James Franco was essentially exiled from the Oscars — again not arrested, charged, nothing.
So, why did Kobe get a pass? We spoke with a bunch of stars including Shawn Mendes, Bebe Rexha, Colin Hanks and others who claimed they had no knowledge of his past. Some just made jokes.
Hollywood — consistency not its strong suit
Now pair this with Hollywood’s fake outrage over sexual abuse in Tinseltown, actual rape victims have now been victimized once again. Where’s their award for their bravery, and accomplishment in overcoming something like this? Maybe Kobe’s Oscar should be taken from him and given to the girl he forced himself on.