For a liberal man who routinely calls for gun control in America, Brit Piers Morgan often times breaks from the left on a number of issues.
This time, Morgan sets his sights on self-righteous Hollywood elitists and blasts their never-ending virtue-signaling at awards shows.
Just days before the Oscars, Piers weighs in.
Check this out…
From BizPac Review:
Piers Morgan blasted Hollywood and effectively announced a new award category just days ahead of the 90th Academy Awards ceremony.
The host of the UK’s “Good Morning Britain” unloaded in a scathing piece about the “ridiculous self-aggrandising preaching” of celebrities at the upcoming event that follows a season filled with “the black dresses, the white ribbons, the furious red carpet rages and the weepy podium speeches.”
“Hollywood’s awards season has deteriorated into an endless round of virtue-signalling, hypocritical bullsh*t as the planet’s most infamously ill-behaved town pretends to be outraged by its own immorality,” Morgan wrote in a Daily Mail op-ed published Thursday.
“How did we reach such a ridiculous state of affairs?” Morgan asked, decrying the jockeying by actors competing for the “coveted title of Best Victim.”
Morgan recounted how the Oscars were launched in much simpler times beginning in 1929 and contrasted with last year’s bloated offering which featured hours of political statements – many of which were aimed at President Donald Trump.
More from the piece Piers wrote at Daily Mail:
By contrast, last year’s Oscars was held in front of 3,400 people, saw 24 awards presented, went on for 3 hours 49 minutes and included the biggest array of political statements in the show’s history.
As Time magazine recorded, stars including Lin-Manuel Miranda and Karlie Kloss sported blue ribbons in support of the American Civil Liberties Union; Dakota Johnson carried a clutch that featured the Planned Parenthood logo, which Emma Stone also wore on her dress; Ava DuVernay wore a gown by a Lebanese designer to show solidarity with a majority Muslim country amid the furore over Trump’s travel ban; in similar vein, Best Foreign Film director Asghar Farhadi snubbed the ceremony in protest at the ban which included his own country Iran, asking friend Anousheh Ansari to make a ferocious anti-Trump statement in his absence; host Jimmy Kimmel repeatedly mocked the new President; Best Documentary winner Ezra Edelman dedicated his award to victims of police violence; Gael Garcia Bernal spoke out against the Mexico border wall; The director and producer of The White Helmets quoted the Quran and asked the audience to send a message of solidarity to the people of Syria; and Moonlight’s Tarell Alvin McCraney, wearing a red ribbon loaned to him from the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, dedicated the award to ‘those black and brown boys and girls and non-gender-conforming’.
On and on it went. I literally can’t remember anything anyone actually said about movies.
Does anyone seriously doubt that this year’s Oscars will be ten times worse?
Hollywood’s bible Variety warned that on the back of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, ‘the ingredients are there for the most political Oscars in decades’.
To which I simply ask: why?
The 2017 Oscars were the third-least-watched of the 21st Century, indicating that nobody wants to hear all this hand-wringing clap-trap.
In the good old days, stars would be derided for going political at the Oscars. It was deemed ‘inappropriate’ and a distraction from the real point of the event, which is to celebrate film.
I support the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns, but I don’t want to hear actress after actress playing the victim card on Sunday night.
Just as even though I’m a vociferous proponent of new gun laws in America, I don’t want to hear actors spend the night demanding a ban on assault weapons as part of the #NeverAgain movement.
Ratings will be down for this year’s Academy Awards regardless of what Hollywood decides to do. The American people don’t even want to risk tuning in to hear millionaires relentlessly bash their president.
One day Hollywood might get the message.
By then, it’ll probably be too late.
[Note: This post was written by John S. Roberts]