Why Tina Fey Just Called the Oscars ‘Hollywood Bullshit’
The Oscars this year were dominated by discussions of racial diversity. And LGBT issues. And sexual assault. And climate change. It was a lot.
I guess it was kind of nice to see the most famous people in the world talking about real issues for once instead of, well, their movies and their beauty tips (always drink lots of water!). But as Tina Fey pointed out, it sometimes felt like a bit much.
Tina stopped by the Howard Stern show and hit on a variety of topics, one of which was the Oscars’ all-over-the-place attention to social issues. A New York local, Tina is apparently not down with Hollywood’s sudden do-gooder streak. Here’s what she had to say:
“I would say being at the Oscars, and I don’t know if you guys feel this way when you go out there, but I am so glad I live here. Because halfway through I was like, ‘This is some real Hollywood bulls—t!’ Everyone is telling me what to do and it was like, people are yelling at me about rape and telling me about corporate greed, but really it’s climate change. I was like, ‘Guys, pick a lane. Too much coming at me. Also, you are all rich, why are you yelling at me about corporate greed?'”
Honestly, she has a point. It’s nice for actors and singers to bring attention to bigger issues. But they also have this way of patting themselves on the back a little too hard whenever they deign to talk about something other than themselves.
It’s like when your high school friend shares a meme about dolphin farming on Facebook and acts like she’s changed the world. Nice job, Katie, but I don’t see you donating half your Chili’s take-home pay to raising dolphin farm awareness! We all know you still buy canned tuna, too. God, put your money where your mouth is.
Anyway, at next year’s Oscars, let’s hope everyone keeps the big issues in mind but also stays off their high horse. We get it, entertainers: you’re hotter and richer than we’ll ever be. Do you really have to make us feel guilty for forgetting to recycle sometimes, too?
Listen to the rest of the Howard and Tina interview here.