The Oscars Are A Liberal Soapbox For Hollywood Elites And They're Unwatchable
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The Oscars Are A Liberal Soapbox For Hollywood Elites And They're Unwatchable

The Academy Awards have become a Liberal soapbox for Hollywood elites.

The Oscars Are A Liberal Soapbox For Hollywood Elites And They're Unwatchable

This past week, the 90th showing of the Academy Awards aired on TV. This is not your parents’ Oscars though. No, this ceremony doesn’t have much in terms of entertainment value. With an unfunny host, a repertoire of unappealing musical performances, and a host of movies which most people have not seen, it's no wonder the awards show ratings have hit an all-time low. While this rating slide has been ongoing for a few years now, this year's drop was about 20%.

Why hasn’t something with such ratings slump been canceled you may ask (or at least revamped in some way)? Well, it's simple really; the show provides the Hollywood elites with a platform to spew their liberal rhetoric to the masses. While people like this are provided with platforms for their political agendas, middle-class YouTube personalities with right-wing leanings such as Sargon of Akkad have their events shut down by Antifa for little to no reason besides holding differing political beliefs.

It has been a sickening trend for years now with these major, televised, celebrity gatherings. Millionaires who don’t have a care in the world get up on their soapboxes and preach to the regular people of America. To half of them, they say, “Your opinions are wrong! Your lifestyles are bad! Your political views are vile! You yourself are an awful person! But don’t forget to watch my latest movie and support me with your money so I can return here year after year and spout the same drivel, thanks!”

These people are so so entrenched in their ideology, which is constantly reaffirmed by the other members of the small community that they inhabit, that they have all but lost touch with the real world. They like to place themselves on a tier above all else as if the common people should worship them and follow their every word. However, this illusion is consistently broken with the recurrence of scandals each year. The most recent has been Weinstein, but they are ongoing phenomena.

Jimmy Kimmel, the host of this years ceremony, along with many of the award recipients collectively touched upon every liberal talking point throughout the event. Kimmel made a “joke” in reference to the event’s 90th anniversary, saying that “Oscar” is too old to be here tonight and that he is probably at home watching Fox News. The “plight” of the “Dreamers” was mentioned, along with; the fault of the NRA in the Parkland shooting, a call to hire and work with more women and minorities, an insinuation that Trump favors slavery, and even a wish by Kimmel to become a woman.

The elites in Hollywood need to come off their high horse. If they don’t realize by now that they are alienating half of their audience, then I don’t know what will snap their minds back to reality. Their job is to entertain us, to produce good quality films that all Americans can enjoy (even though the last 20 years have seen a gradual deterioration in quality in all respects in my opinion). I could go on all day about the sorry state of the film industry in general, but I’ll save that for another week. Anyway, my advice to the Hollywood elite is simple; stop preaching and start entertaining again.

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