Like seals at the afternoon show at Sea World, the entertainment intelligentsia (a term similar to CNN’s ‘moderate extremism’) have responded with a flood of reactions to Donald Trump slamming Sunday night’s Oscar telecast.
The show was a thematic mess, they altered the order of the awards to have an emotional conclusion with a Chadwick Bosman win (who promptly lost), and the ratings were not just at a new low but were historically horrific.
In response, Donald Trump issued a release where he commented on the fiasco of a ceremony.
‘It Will Only Get Worse’: Trump Mocks Oscars Ceremony For Low Ratings, Lack Of Elegance https://t.co/2XXfjQmzKn
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 27, 2021
Trump weighs in on the “Oscars” pic.twitter.com/Zz1nFqXa4M
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 27, 2021
And on cue Trump’s comments garnered responses from across the entertainment spectrum.
Trump issued a statement describing the Oscars as “politically correct and boring” and called for the return of a host to the awards show. https://t.co/Lfdd5ItbKz
— Variety (@Variety) April 27, 2021
Unable to live-tweet the ceremony, Donald Trump shared his thoughts on this year’s Academy Awards in a bizarre press release two days later. https://t.co/wyyMcDGnHE
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) April 28, 2021
Vanity Fair tries to dismiss it as ”Trump shouts his 20211 Oscar thoughts into the void”, yet here they are, delivering a lengthy rebuttal. Is this an admission they occupy a space in that void?!
Others could not refrain from commenting either.
Trump feeling the need to weigh in on the oscars is really something. I mean the man is banned from Twitter and yet he can’t stop with the hot takes.
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) April 27, 2021
Jimmy Kimmel cared so little about the comment from Trump he mentioned those on his show, then he gave a mocked response from The Academy.
Trump lashed out at the Academy. Their response tho… pic.twitter.com/FdZ261Xdk1
— Jimmy Kimmel Live (@JimmyKimmelLive) April 28, 2021
Then Kimmel tries to pretend he is not one of this very crowd. “The thing is, Donald Trump basically is the Oscars,” Kimmel concluded. “Old, bloated, completely self-involved, and obsessed with gold. He’s them.” This, according to the man who was the last host of the Oscars.
The real amusement comes from the fact that those who are outraged at Trump making a comment on the show were perfectly fine making comments about him during the previous 4 Oscar telecasts.
— Variety (@Variety) February 10, 2020
— Variety (@Variety) February 25, 2019
— Variety (@Variety) March 6, 2018
— Variety (@Variety) March 2, 2018
— Variety (@Variety) February 27, 2019
— Variety (@Variety) February 27, 2017
Yes, how DARE this man lower himself to commenting on the Oscars — that is something only they are permitted to be lowered into doing!
Kimmel has taken a similar position in the past. Following his hosting one year, he vowed to stop making any further Trump comments on his program. Uh, sort of.
— Variety (@Variety) February 28, 2017
ONE episode. Such a sacrifice.
This underscores the inability of these players to back away from the man. Just like the media, which has discovered they are mostly ignored now that they are not bleating about Trump, the entertainment figures want to claim to be over him — but then when he comments they react like a junkie being tossed a quick fix.
They really do miss him. They spent four years screaming at him to shut up, and now they hang on his every word. https://t.co/8ew3QLCUKJ
— I got your #Unity right here (@jtLOL) April 28, 2021
It would be considered sad and pathetic, if it were not so damned amusing to watch.