Chris Rock had a major goal tonight. He had to bring up the problem with diversity, and yes, I agree with him. It’s not the same type of racism I see every day around the country, people standing up and defending racists like Donald Trump and most of the GOP base, but Hollywood has a class problem. It is like a sorority, and the few old bigots, and they are very few, have idiot fans on social media encouraging them to be filled with this “entitlement,” that the South had for centuries and defied civil rights to their fellow Americans. Hey, at least in Hollywood, 99% of the people believe the Emancipation Proclamation was a good thing. 40 percent of South Carolina voters, who voted for Donald Trump, believe Slavery in America was a good thing and should never have ended. So, when a lying buffoon tells you, they don’t see racism in America, just write that person off and out of your life. You don’t need ignorant people in your life. You need all of the cheerleaders in your life to succeed in this field and most fields. And negativity and buffoonery is not ever beneficial.
Chris also managed to walk the tight rope and explain how silly a boycott of tonight’s show was. People, stop acting like it’s the end of the world. Change is coming, and you have to be at the table when it does come. Hollywood is far from perfect, but at least the vast majority want change and have empathy for minorities. You’d be surprised how few out in our public and people you even know even care.
It was truly a celebration of class and talent tonight, and everyone who won deserved their Oscar!