Oscars 2018: Corey Feldman boycotts award ceremony over 'Call me by your name' best movie nomination
Corey Feldman took to his Twitter account to express his concern with 'Call Me By Your Name' being nominated for Best Movie.
Corey Feldman took to his Twitter account to express his disappointment over 'Call Me By Your Name' being nominated for the best film in the Oscars 2018, which is scheduled to take place on March 4.
The movie, 'Call Me By Your Name' explores the relationship which is shared between a 17-year-old and a 24-year old. It happens to be something that Corey is not happy about. In his Twitter rant, Corey made it clear that The Oscars was something that he wasn't going to support due to the reason that a movie which revolves around the plot of exploring the romantic relationship between a teenager and a man had been nominated.
"I HAVE BEEN INVITED 2 MANY OSCAR PARTIES 2DAY, HOWEVER, I CHOOSE 2 ABSTAIN. NOT BECAUSE IM WORRIED ABOUT MY SAFETY THERE, OR BECAUSE IM AFRAID OF RUNNING IN2 SOME1 IM AVOIDING. BUT I CHOOSE 2 IGNORE THE OSCARS IN LIGHT OF THE “CALL ME BY YOUR NAME” BEST PICTURE NOMINATION!," Corey wrote on Twitter.
He further added that with the #MeToo and Time's Up movements, he expected the campaigns to consider the assaults that have happened to the youngsters who were and are part of Hollywood.
"I AM LITERALLY SHOCKED AS I SIT HERE IN LIGHT OF THE #METOO MOVEMENT, THE #TIMESUP MOVEMENT & ESPECIALLY THE #Kids2 MOVEMENT," he wrote. "I CANT EVEN COMPREHEND HONORING A PICTURE WITH THESE SUBLIMINAL THEMES & CLAIMING 2 CARE ABOUT CHILDREN BEING TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF WITHIN THE INDUSTRY!"
He also noted what he expects of the industry by saying, "I GUESS I WOULD B SATISFIED IF THEY USED THE TIME INSTEAD OF HONORING A MOVIE ABOUT BLATANT GROOMING & MANIPULATING A YOUNG INNOCENT BOY INTO A WORLD OF HOMO EROTICA, 4 HONORING THE VICTIMS & SURVIVORS & THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIFE & INNOCENCE 4 THE INDUSTRY & THE ACADEMY!"
This comes after Corey had openly admitted that a pedophile ring in Hollywood has preyed on young boys for decades. In 2013, the actor had detailed how he was preyed upon by men in the industry in his memoir, 'Coreyography'. In the same, he also spoke about his friend Corey Haim being raped on the movie set at the age of 11. Ever since then, Corey has been an advocate regarding the assaults that have been committed to young boys and girls.
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