Why Tina Fey Just Called the Oscars ‘Hollywood Bullshit’
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 asÂ Tina Fey pointed out, it sometimes felt likeÂ 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 isÂ apparently notÂ down withÂ Hollywood’s sudden do-gooder streak. Here’s what sheÂ 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 bullsâ€”t!’Â 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 forÂ actors and singers to bringÂ attention to bigger issues. But they also have this way of patting themselves on the back aÂ little too hard whenever they deign to talk about something other thanÂ 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.Â Nice job, Katie,Â but I don’t see you donating half your Chili’s take-home pay to raising dolphin farm awareness! We all know youÂ 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 staysÂ off their high horse. We get it, entertainers: you’re hotter and richer than we’ll ever be. DoÂ youÂ really have toÂ make us feel guilty for forgetting to recycle sometimes, too?
Listen to the rest of the Howard and Tina interview here.