In his hot negative take on the Academy Awards in Oscar Bytes, Kunstler wrote “Nobody even mentioned the name of he-who-will-not-be-named-here-either (hint: occupies White House.) The word must have gone out… don’t…go…there.” I told him and his readers otherwise.*
As for the lack of the mention of Trump, that didn’t stop the presenters and awardees from being political and criticizing him indirectly. Barbra Streisand spoke about truth being under attack and Spike Lee implored the audience to “do the right thing” and go to the polls next year. The entertainment professionals in the hall and many of the viewers at home knew exactly who they were referring to and what to do about it.
Now it’s time for me to write Watch Spike Lee’s Oscars 2019 Speech for BLACKkKLANSMAN.
Despite not mentioning Trump by name, the president reacted, as Deadline Hollywood reported.
Trump certainly understood that Lee was talking about him, even if Lee never mentioned him by name. As for Trump calling Lee racist, I think he’s projecting….
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