It may be spring, and we may be talking about Hollywood in Southern California, but snowflakes are alive and well.
Most of us didn’t watch the Oscars on Sunday night, as indicated by the fact that the ratings were the second-lowest in the history of the show, and it received only a small fraction of the viewership of the shows in the late 1990s. With only 15 million viewers tuning in, that means approximately 320 million Americans tuned out. We just didn’t care. But since Sunday and ABC’s disastrous broadcast, virtually all of us have seen the now-famous slap of comedian Chris Rock by the chivalrous Will Smith.
Smith’s smack seems to have had varying levels of impact on those of us who witnessed it. Some of us merely shrugged our shoulders and moved on to something else within moments of seeing the footage. Others chuckled at a couple of memes on social media and maybe even shared a few of them. And still, others couldn’t help but marvel at the clear double standard for Hollywood’s elites compared to the rest of society. However, there were some who were so impacted by Smith’s forehand that they are still recovering.
Amy Schumer, one of the three co-hosts for Sunday’s dumpster fire, explained on Instagram today:
“But for real. Still triggered and traumatized. I love my friend @chrisrock and believe he handled it like a pro. Stayed up there and gave an Oscar to his friend @questlove and the whole thing was so disturbing. So much pain in @willsmith anyway I’m still in shock and stunned and sad. I’m proud of myself and my cohosts. But yeah. Waiting for this sickening feeling to go away from what we all witnessed.”
So much pain. So much sorrow. So much heroism. There may be children starving in Africa, women being raped in Afghanistan, and Ukrainians fighting for their lives against Russia, but it’s people like Amy Schumer who deserve our empathy, compassion, and admiration.
The only one who was directly affected by the slap was Chris Rock. The rest of us – including Schumer and the other clowns in attendance on Sunday – were just witnesses. But Amy Schumer’s statement speaks volumes about our current culture. And most notable from her statement wasn’t the pearl-clutching and feigned PTSD, it was her insistence on patting herself on the back.
When she states, “I’m proud of myself and my cohosts,” what exactly is she proud of? What, exactly, did you do Amy that makes you so worthy of self-praise? The LA Times apparently agrees with Schumer, stating that Sunday “will go down as one of the most intense Oscar nights in history.” How are these people able to carry on with their lives?
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Folks like Amy Schumer and the LA Times would have you believe that Sunday’s Oscars broadcast was dramatic and stunning, but it wasn’t. It was more comedy than anything else. And the drama they’re trying to throw at us three days later is equally as laughable.
By Jess Lawson
Jess Lawson is a regular contributor to The Blue State Conservative and a passionate, conservative millennial who loves America.
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