Hollywood is now irrelevant: Sky News host Alan Jones has said he is not surprised that no one is interested or wants to hear a lecture from elites, after the Oscars slumped to a record low viewership in 2021.
“Who would want to sit and watch a group of narcissists who have an overinflated sense of self importance, who reside in Los Angeles mansions, lecturing us for hours on TV?”
Do not let the mainstream media pretend that the Oscars or indeed Hollywood still mean anything. The old Hollywood red carpet “night of nights” as The Oscars used to be known is now irrelevant and has slumped to a record low viewership of only 9.85 million in a nation of 328 million, only 3% of the population, which is down 58% from last year’s record low of 23.6 million viewers which was also down by 6 million from 2019.
In the past movies that won an Oscar like my Fair Lady with Audrey Hepburn and Gladiator with Russell Crowe, were compulsory viewing, but this this year it was filled with politically correct woke movies, artificially picked because of the identity of who directed them or who featured in them.
Chloe Zao, who we have never heard of, became the first woman of color to win best director but is a Chinese woman.
Films winning awards all night were largely unknown and have barely been on the big screen. It just degenerated into a diatribe of far left wokeness ticking all the politically correct boxes from the obvious George Floyd trial, where they threatened the judges, jury and public with mass violence if they didn’t get their way, to all the allegedly oppressed perversions and vices we would rather not mention in public.
Is there any wonder why the jury unanimously convicted Derek Chauvin and why the Supreme Court didn’t want to touch Donald Trump’s fairly substantive claims of election fraud during the Presidential Election?
The militant left activist Regina King’s insufferable diatribe started a string of virtue signaling speeches by so called movie stars making this year’s Oscars the most woke ever. The so called director, Trayvon Free, showed off a jacket emblazoned with the names of black people killed by police, mostly whilst resisting arrest, and then Mia Neal spoke about trans deviancy and minority ethnic people in her political speech pretending to be an acceptance speech. The over the top sickening wokeness went on and on…
Fox News host Sean Hannity was right when he called the oscars “one big far-left protest where self-obsessed celebrities berate the American people and told them how to think”
The UK broadcaster Piers Morgan wrote that viewers were “treated to a breathtakingly boring procession of self-indulgent, heavily scripted actors delivering supremely virtuous identity politics speeches. The tragic truth is that the oscars as we know them died last night woked to death by a craven collective desire from those involved to preach, not entertain, to lecture rather than make us laugh and to virtue signal instead of perform”
When will politicians and corporates and those media elites understand that the public can’t swallow this woke rubbish. They are shoving it down our throats at their own peril, as the record low Oscars ratings proves.
Sky News’ Alan Jones summed it up by saying “Elitism is the slur directed at merit, by mediocrity“.