‘The Oscars Needed A Good Slap In The Face, Not Rock’: Gutfeld Savages Oscars
- Apr 01, 2022
- The Daily Wire
On Thursday night, Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld harpooned the Oscars in the wake of Will Smith slapping Chris Rock, snapping, “The fact is the Oscars needed a good slap in the face, not Rock.”
Gutfeld began by playing a clip of Oscars co-host Wanda Sykes telling Ellen DeGeneres, “I’m still a little traumatized by it,” prompting DeGeneres to reply, “Me too.”
“How lucky a life do you lead when you suffer from PTSD from witnessing a slap at the Oscar” Gutfeld mocked. “Celebrities who did nothing about it at the time now making it about themselves? What a shock. Even the three strong independent women hosting the show, why didn’t any of them run to Rock’s aid? The three could have merged into a host Transformer and kicked the Fresh Prince in the a**; it’s not like they can’t work as a group.”
Gutfeld then played a clip of the three hosts chanting “Gay, gay, gay, gay” together from the Oscar show.
“Talk about traumatized; everyone at home was scarred by that,” Gutfeld commented, adding, “So we’re even.”
“The Academy also apologized to Rock, thanking him for his resilience,” he continued. “They promised next year they’ll let him wear headgear and a mouthpiece. But then they also apologized to the nominees and guests for what transpired. Fine. But do you remember how the room greeted Smith moments after he won for Best Actor? That’s the kind of hero’s welcome reserved for a conquering hero or me entering the steam room at Planet Fitness.”
Referring to the Academy’s apology to the nominees and guests, Gutfeld asked rhetorically, “But do you think these people really deserve an apology?”
He continued, “One thing Jim Carrey said in his entire life that I agree with,” then played a clip of Carrey saying, “I was sickened. I was sickened by the standing ovation. I felt like Hollywood is just spineless en masse, and it really felt like this is a really clear indication that we’re not the cool club anymore.”
“Of course, later, Will was seen dancing at an Oscar party, clutching his award, like it made a joke about being bald like his wife,” Gutfeld noted. “I have to say it doesn’t seem like he, his family, or anyone around him were too traumatized. That’s cause maybe they weren’t? New video shows Jada Pinkett Smith appearing to laugh after Rock announced he’d been slapped. And even their veganized kid was talking trash on social media. It wasn’t until the next day when they woke up and saw the real reaction. Who’s laughing now?”
Then Gutfeld cut loose:
The fact is the Oscars needed a good slap in the face, not Rock. As they bend over backwards to please the woke, they forgot how broke their industry is. The ceremony is worse than the movies which are made by people who think the average ticket buyer is scum. And the people in that auditorium, they get smaller and smaller. Next year they should all be sitting in booster seats. They act more frightened like frightened high schoolers dependent on fitting in and standing out, so desperate to be friends with the power brokers and the bullies, so they embrace the virtue signaling, the sanctimonious moralizing, the predictable political sloganeering, just so they can maintain relevance in an industry that cancels true renegades.
At the Oscars, the diversity of identity trumps the diversity of thought. No wonder they hate Joe Rogan. If anything, Smith gave us something to talk about, even if what we’re talking about is how screwed up he is and how screwed up Hollywood is. The joke isn’t about his wife’s head, it’s about what’s inside of everyone’s there.
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