Oscars 2020 bombs with audiences as furious viewers say 'woke elitists' should stop hypocritical preaching
Joaquin Phoenix was not the only one to have discussed current issues, Brad Pitt and Sigourney Weaver also took the stage to make their points
Upon taking the podium for their acceptance speeches, Academy Award winners took the opportunity to use their clout to raise awareness about socio-political issues worldwide.
Joaquin Phoenix won the award for the Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in 'Joker'. Upon taking the stage, he spoke about a multitude of things, focusing on the environmental crisis and honoring his brother River Phoenix. He also drew attention to the artificial insemination of cows and how human beings exploit and dominate animals.
"We go into the natural world and we plunder it for its resources — we feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow, and when she gives birth, we steal her baby even though her cries of anguish are unmistakable. So many people in this room have given me a second chance. That's when we're at our best — when we support each other. Not when we cancel each other out for past mistakes, but when we help each other to grow, when we educate each other, when we guide each other toward redemption," he said.
While his speech had the audience cheering and applauding, viewers at home were not too impressed as they took to Twitter to share their thoughts, calling it the "wokest Oscars ever".
"Maybe, just maybe viewers are getting fed up of the constant preaching by the woke, high-and-mighty elitists telling us we should be vegan, go green, hate Trump etc etc?!" tweeted a viewer.
Turns out, viewers are not at all happy about 'woke culture' being everywhere.
"Oscars continue with woke alienation of 50%+ of Amer & DROPS 20% IN RATINGS AGAIN LOWER THAN 2019. AS RICKY (Gervais) SAID: GET UR AWARD, THANK AGENT&GOD&GET THE F**K OFF THE STAGE. WE R NOT INTERESTED IN UR OPINION. PERIOD, (sic)" tweeted a livid viewer.
"Joaquin Phoenix is a complete crazy man. He shouldn’t have won best actor. The casting director should have won best casting director because found a psycho to play a psycho. Dude if you are so woke donate that whole paycheck. Bye (sic)," tweeted another.
The 'Joker' actor is not the only one to have discussed current issues. Brad Pitt, who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' spoke about Donald Trump's impeachment trial. Sigourney Weaver took to stage alongside Gal Gadot and Brie Larson to announce to the audience that "all women are superheroes". Taika Waititi dedicated his award for the Best Adapted Screenplay to "all the indigenous kids in the world".
Phoenix won the Best Actor for the same role in BAFTAs, the Screen Actors' Guild and Golden Globes earlier. While his acceptance speech as the Globes was bashed for his use of the F-word, he spoke about Australian bushfires and climate change.
With consistent politically charged conversations, viewers aren't surprised one bit that ratings have dropped to an all-time low, bringing in just 23.6 million. "Only reason anybody watches @Oscars2020 nowadays to see how weird the overpaid and overfed 'celebrities' have become with their 'luvvie & woke' utterings."