How the La La Land Gaffe is a Metaphor for Hollywood Ignorance

Michael Galka-Giaquinto


By now most Americans are aware that at last night’s Oscar Awards, Warren Beatty and ‪Faye Dunaway‬ announced the wrong winner for the Best Picture, La La Land, when the actual winner was Moonlight.

According to Business Insider, Beatty and Dunaway were given duplicate copies of the Best Actress award instead of the Best Picture award. Interestingly, the Hollywood Elite spent an awful lot of time bashing Donald Trump at the annual event . . . and spouting off political ignorance generally. Jimmy Kimmel remarked, “I want to say thank you to president Trump . . . remember last year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist?”. Just to remind everyone, the Oscars were deemed racist last year because only white actors were nominated for best actor, even though the nomination is about competition, not about filling in racial quotas or affirmative action (which actually discriminate against qualified Asians, Whites, and Blacks). Even more ridiculously, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, who boycotted the Oscars, said in his acceptance speech “I’m sorry I am not with you tonight. My absence is out of respect for the people of my country and those of other six nations whom have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the U.S.” Yes, he bashed America as inhumane for wanting to protect its borders, and expressed sympathy to Iran, which promotes terrorism around the world, executes gays and pet dogs, bans Israelis, and persecutes religious minorities.

Imagine if a conservative in actor in 2016 spoke of Obama’s failed foreign policy disasters, secret arms deals with terrorist sponsoring nations, or destruction of our healthcare system. That conservative actor would’ve been crucified in the mainstream media and would had never have been able to work in Hollywood again! President Trump astutely remarked to Breitbart News “I think they were focused so hard politics that they didn’t get the act together in the end . . . I’ve been to the Oscars. There was something very special missing, and then to end that way was sad.”

I think it is safe to say that Hollywood is literally in La La Land. Throughout the election and thereafter, Hollywood celebrities who have absolutely no experience living with ordinary struggling Americans of all backgrounds, or experience running businesses or engaging in politics, have been lecturing to all of middle America for its supposed racism, sexism, homophobia, and xenophobia for simply not supporting Hillary Clinton, while simultaneously advocating for the admission of people into the country who are actually racist, sexist, homophobic, and xenophobic. They lambast America and even the Academy itself for being racist and discriminatory while their ideas are racist and while they cheer people aligned with regimes that carry out Sharia Law and radical Islamism.

Meanwhile, in the midst of all of this political ignorance, the logistics of the Oscars was a fiasco too (can you get the cards right Hollywood?). Paul Joseph Watson famously remarked that modern media culture is completely based off of senseless materialism, gross sexual acts, identity politics gone wild, virtue signaling, extreme piercings and tattoos, and completely computerized vocals and music. Hollywood has even become ignorant to what it used to be good at: entertainment and fun, and simply announcing the right winner at the Oscars.

So how does Hollywood get out of this La La Land that they are currently mired in. Look, not everyone has to like President Trump, but he is our president and deserves our support. For one, Hollywood should focus on genuine artistic talent, rather than selling a product or maniacally feeding off of people’s low esteem. Hollywood actors should also refrain from commenting on politics, since they are not politicians, journalists, or historians. And lastly, they should focus on getting the logistics right at the Oscars in order to avoid national humiliation.

Hopefully one day soon, the mainstream media will not have an iron fist on entertainment, politics, and art; and more Hollywood celebrities will come out as conservative, libertarian, or even moderate, and express sympathetic views to Donald Trump rather than waste countless hours hoping for the worst for our new president (and by extension the rest of America). If not, people like myself and others will continue to counter their false narrative and expose their hypocrisy and sanctimony in order to wake them up to reality for the sake of the country.

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