It didn’t take long for the OSCAR show to get political.
The Hollywood elites must not remember the advice from Ricky Gervais that was so valuable:
Golden Globes host Gervais gave priceless advice for these people who live in a bubble and don’t realize they’re offending millions of Americans when they spout off against President Trump.
When the first award was handed out for Best Supporting Actor, Brad Pitt took a swipe at the vote by the Senate to acquit President Trump:
“They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week… I’m thinking Quentin does a movie about it and in the end, the adults do the right thing.”
He was immediately slammed on social media for his foolish comment:
The first acceptance speech has to have a political jab?Can’t we just have one award ceremony without offending half the viewers? Newsflash, Hollywood, most people don’t care about your political views. #BradPitt #Oscars #Oscars2020 https://t.co/CLVTGOs7Ns
— Alana Stewart (@AlanaKStewart) February 10, 2020
Twitter blew up with comments slamming Brad Pitt:
-“It was enough to make me immediately turn off the Oscar’s for the night. The Academy Awards are about celebrating your art and your talent, not a stage for making political statements. Get over yourselves Hollywood.”
-“Too bad so many legends on-screen are SOBs offscreen!
Too bad for those who used that forum to take a punch at our sitting President….too bad that millions of Americans have & will turn their backs on them now….boomerang!”
-“Can Hollywood never keep politics out of the speeches?? Not watching…come on, Brad! Bring on the happiness of the moment!!”
I just turned the channel. Why can’t you just entertain me!!! Come on Brad, not the place dude.
— MarkB (@70sRockbest) February 10, 2020
It’s funny that Pitt has no clue about the process that was involved in the House and Senate. He just spouts off about how he’s very serious about the acquittal but knows nothing of what actually happened.
Pitt continued his political rant backstage:
Brad Pitt on why he chose to get political in his acceptance speech: “I was really disappointed with this week… I don’t think we should let it slide and I’m very serious about that” #Oscars pic.twitter.com/LGLoviQ3Xn
— Variety (@Variety) February 10, 2020
Brad Pitt doesn’t realize that Americans don’t want to hear his political opinions. They just want to be entertained.