It’s clear that few if any of the Hollywood Oscar nominees can abide President Trump’s immigration policies and there are likely to be some anti-Trump tirades among the acceptance speeches during the Academy Awards broadcast this year.
Vox.com Critic-at-Large Todd Van Der Werff says the Academy should put its money where its collective mouth is and cancel the broadcast.
“People tune out speechifying. I think that if the Oscars are really intent on making some sort of statement, which it seems like they are, the best way to do that is to make a bigger splash.”
But assuming the Academy won’t cancel the show, Van Der Werff says speechifying alone will have a negligible effect on people who don’t already disapprove of the new administration in Washington.
“I think the odds of somebody getting up at the Oscars and making the definitive anti-Trump speech that leads to a movement that crumbles the presidency are very low.”
You can read Van Der Werff’s article here: Cancel The Oscars.
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Van Der Werff was a guest on 790 KABC’s McIntyre in the Morning.