The Oscars took a massive hit in the ratings after the award show promoted left-wing politics on Sunday night ranging from criticizing Republicans all the way to quoting Karl Marx’s communist manifesto.
“The ceremony, which clocked in at 3 hours and 35 minutes — up from 3 hours, 23 minutes in 2019 — could not repeat last year’s ratings turnaround, drawing 23.6 million total viewers and a 5.3 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic, based on Nielsen’s Live+Same Day Fast National ratings ordered by ABC,” Deadline reported. “That is down sharply, -20% in viewers and -31% in the demo ,from last year’s 29.6 million and a 7.7 adults 18-49 rating.”
“The Oscars join the Emmy Awards in suffering steep ratings declines. The September 2019 Emmy broadcast on Fox fell by 32 percent in viewers and 29 percent in adults 18-49 from the previous year,” THR reported. “By comparison, the declines for January’s Golden Globes (off by 4 percent in viewers and 10 percent in the 18-49 demo) and Grammys (down 6 percent in viewers, 4 percent in the demo) were fairly slight.”
The massive decline in ratings came after the award show promoted hard-left politics throughout the ceremony.
“The first Netflix film produced by former President Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company won an award on Sunday during the Oscars and, while accepting the award, the filmmakers recited Karl Marx’s Communist manifesto,” The Daily Wire reported. “Julia Reichert of ‘American Factory’ received the award and said: ‘Working people have it harder and harder these days – and we believe that things will get better when workers of the world unite.’ The term ‘workers of the world unite,’ comes directly from the communist manifesto and was widely noticed by media critics.”
How woke! How Hollywood!
Producer Julia Reichert cites the Communist Manifesto because… well, we all know why.
“Workers of the world unite." pic.twitter.com/kl64TC0uNh
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) February 10, 2020
Actor Joaquin Phoenix used his allotted time during his acceptance speech to speak out against using the resources that cows provide.
“We’re talking about the fight against the belief that one nation, one people, one race, one gender, or one species has the right to dominate, control, and use and exploit another with impunity,” Phoenix continued. “I think that we’ve become very disconnected from the natural world and many of us, what we’re guilty of, is an egocentric world view, the belief that we’re the center of the universe.”
“We go into the natural world and we plunder it for its resources,” Phoenix continued. “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. And then we take her milk that’s intended for her calf and we put it in our coffee and our cereal. And I think we fear the idea of personal change because we think that we have to sacrifice something to give something up but human beings, at our best, are so inventive and creative and ingenious, and I think that when we use love and compassion as our guiding principles, we can create, develop, and implement systems of change that are beneficial to all sentient beings and to the environment.”
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) February 10, 2020
Actor Brad Pitt took a shot at Republicans during the ceremony, saying, “They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week.”
After accepting the award, a reporter asked Pitt, “Tonight, you did have your political reference, what kind of prompted you to go that way?”
Pitt responded, “I was really disappointed with this week and I think when gamesmanship trumps doing the right thing, it’s a sad day and I don’t think we should let it slide and I’m very serious about that.”
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 10, 2020