Are you planning to watch the Academy Awards this year? No? Don’t you want to hear a bunch of Hollywood liberals congratulate themselves and each other while insulting Trump and everyone who voted for him?
The liberal site VOX is proposing that the Oscars be cancelled to protest Trump.
What a great idea!
Cancel the Oscars
President Donald Trump’s new immigration order — the one many have labeled a “Muslim ban” because it temporarily bars entry to the US for natives of seven Muslim-majority countries — stops people associated with various Oscar-nominated films from attending the 2017 Academy Awards. That’s just one reason the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences should cancel its annual ceremony and instead announce the winners via press release.
By default, the order prevents Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, who is nominated for Foreign Language Film for The Salesman, and the subjects of Documentary Short nominee The White Helmets, who are Syrian volunteer rescue workers, from traveling to America for the awards — though the White House suggested to People magazine it might provide waivers for those affected by the order to attend the ceremony…
There are many reasons why the awards will almost certainly go on as planned. Canceling would mean straining the Academy’s relationship with TV network ABC, which broadcasts the ceremony. It would probably result in huge monetary losses, due to breached contracts with vendors hired to help set up the awards. And it would deprive Academy members of their annual celebration of film, which is at the center of many social calendars.
Meanwhile, cancellation would admittedly be a drop in the bucket in terms of fighting for the repeal of Trump’s restrictions.
Depriving Hollywood celebs of the opportunity to lecture average Americans is the best idea we’ve heard in a while.
How can we help make this happen?
Is there a petition we can sign or something?