February 11, 2019

Political correctness in “courageous” Hollywood kills the Oscars hosting gig

David MenziesMission Specialist

Hollywood loves to position itself as equal parts courageous and rebellious, yet, they’ve thrown in the towel when it comes to selecting a host for the Oscars telecast this year. 

Apparently, there was simply nobody in Tinseltown who could crack jokes while remaining sensitive and politically correct.

Could it be that a number of worthy candidates looked at the Oscars hosting gig and thought, who needs the aggravation?

One little slip-up, one quip deemed “transphobic” or “Islamphobic” or phobo-phobic, and the social media universe would go supernova with calls for boycotts and apologies.

A few months back, comedian Kevin Hart backed out of the gig after thought-police sleuths dug up a decades old comedy routine that was allegedly “homophobic.”

Never mind that Hart doesn’t do that routine anymore, and forget his apology wherein he said he was a changed man. Murderers and terrorists get second chances, but if you commit the crime of political-incorrectness, you are and will remain… Unforgiven.

The hyper-sensitivity in Oscar-Land began in 2016 when Academy Awards host, Chris Rock, inexplicably caused outrage with a now-infamous 19-second bit that was, if anything, flattering to some minorities.

I know. It’s Complicated.

I’ve thought of a way we can wrap up the Academy Awards show in less than half-an-hour. Sure it would be joke-free, music-free and entertainment-free, but at least it would be PC inoffensive.

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commented 2019-02-11 21:39:29 -0500
The Academy must have liked The Name of the Rose. They made comedy blasphemy and they burned down their awards as well as the insane monk torched the abbey.
commented 2019-02-11 19:28:08 -0500
Chris Rock is as Racist as it gets.. Right up there with Samuel L., and 95% of all other Black Hollywierd Elitists… They just continue to get away with it…