Is there no end to Hollywood narcissism?
President Trump held the Governors’ Ball last night at the White House. The ball is for all the nation’s governors to come meet the President and talk about how they can work together to solve problems.
Trump’s reception from the nation’s governors was a bit different from what he received over in Hollywood. He was bashed from the start although most of the jokes fell flat. Like the ceremony itself which ended in utter disaster when they read the wrong name for best picture.
What a clown show. They have been bashing Trump all week and were ready to really let him have it but they failed miserably. Botched it.
Not only did President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump add to their humiliation by not bothering to watch the telecast. If he had he would have heard a passionate speech from Oscar winner Viola Davis, where she boasted that actors “are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life.”
When Viola Davis accepted the first Oscar of her career for her role in “Fences,” she was understandably emotional. But what she ended up saying has left people confused and in some cases even outraged.
Davis discussed the driving force behind her career choice and held back tears throughout her emotional speech, saying:
“You know there’s one place that all the people with the greatest potential are gathered. One place, and that’s the graveyard. People ask me all the time, ‘What kind of stories do you want to tell, Viola?’ and I say exhume those bodies, exhume those stories. The stories of the people who dreamed big and never saw those dreams to fruition. People who fell in love and lost.’”
But the emotionally charged speech quickly took a turn with a line that drew the ire of many Twitter users, when Viola Davis said:
“I became an artist and thank God I did because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life.”
While the crowd of actors and actresses in the Dolby Theatre greeted the speech with thunderous applause, many people on the internet clearly didn’t agree.
If acting is the only profession that "celebrates what it means to live a life," then what are the rest of us doing? #Oscars
— Tara Marron (@TaraKMarron) February 27, 2017
— Skallywag (@CaptSkallywag) February 27, 2017
Michelle Malkin highlighted the comment as a typical example of “Hollywood narcissism”:
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) February 27, 2017
And many took to Twitter to point out a few careers they believe are more worthy of the distinction:
@ABC Doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, public defenders, pastors, or, yeah actors.
— Brian Groesser (@Brian_Groesser) February 27, 2017
— carmen_allgood (@carmen_allgood) February 27, 2017
Trump of course, unaware of Davis nonsensical speech had the perfect answer, by honoring real heroes.
Governors Ball at the White House this evening was wonderful!
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