Academy awards protest platform Michael Fox

Hollywood Using Academy Awards as Protest Platform

At a time when the movie industry is usually focused on giving due credit to the amazing accomplishments of its actors and technicians, it would appear that The Academy Awards have been kidnapped. This has seemingly been done in favor of well meaning, if not misguided, celebrities, who have decided the industry’s most important night belongs to them and their chance to attack the President of the United States, Donald Trump, and espouse their very own political views and social ideology.

Never mind that many Americans would just as soon hear the announcement for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Picture. This is what America has come too. The conservative factions in the country have no voice while the liberal media continues to put microphones in the faces of celebrities they know support their ideologies.

In place of the usual pre-Oscars party by Hollywood’s United Talent Agency, several high profile celebrities used the usually happy go-lucky event to lay down their very own anti-Trump rhetoric. Leading the protest rally was two-time Academy-Award winning actress Jodie Foster, who called for liberal supporters to rise up in protest against those who have conservative values.

She was eventually joined on stage by Michael J. Fox, who had this to say, “I believe that when so much good has been done unto you, it’s natural to feel a sense of civic or even global responsibility. I consider myself an optimist and that can be a tall order at times for me personally, and more as I see a growing intolerance and lack of compassion and empathy in the world around us.”

The question is not one of whether or not these celebrities have a right to express their opinions. The question is, “were the Academy Awards ever intended to be anything more than the celebration of accomplishments in the world’s favorite entertainment industry?”