Trump Trolls Hollywood Over Terrible Oscar Ratings: 'We Don't Have Stars Anymore — Except Your President!'
Trump Trolls Hollywood Over Terrible Oscar Ratings: 'We Don't Have Stars Anymore — Except Your President!'

On Tuesday, President Trump slapped Hollywood by pointing out the abysmal ratings for the Oscars — and noting that the only true star out there was him.

Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY. Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore – except your President (just kidding, of course)!

The 26.5 million figure demonstrates a stunning drop in Oscar viewership the tens of millions of viewers it used to garner as early as the late 2000’s. Trump has long been a critic of the Oscars saying in the past:

 

The truth, of course, is that the president is right. Trump is ratings gold. The media know it. Hollywood knows it. If you could book either Brad Pitt or Donald Trump on a morning show, you know who you’d pick. And part of that is Hollywood’s fault. Hollywood treats politicians as celebrities — Barack Obama being the most obvious example.

Ratings Collapse: Early Numbers Show Oscars Hit All-Time Low

The TV ratings for the 90th Academy Awards ceremony dropped to a record low of 26.5 million people, according to the Associated Press. The AP noted that this drop constituted a 20 percent loss from last year’s viewership of 33 million people.

With that said it’s not that we have no stars anymore (though we don’t have bankable stars in the way we once did), it’s that the Oscars don’t feature those stars. The Oscars feature off-brand films that nobody has seen. And that’s a reflection of elitism in the industry.

One of the signs of a dying industry is a mewling self-obsession. And Hollywood is obsessed with its own importance, which is why it nominates the least popular films — to show everyone in America that they aren’t as sophisticated and chichi as their cultural betters. It’s also why Hollywood loves films about Hollywood. Their big moneymakers, of course, are movies that transport us to different times and places. But Hollywood looks down its nose at those movies — unless, of course, they’re filled with intersectional politics. Hollywood uses us as revenue floats for their higher aspiration: propaganda smeared with the patina of art.

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That’s why people are tuning out of the Oscars. It’s why no Oscar-winning film since 2004 has finished in the top 10 at the box office. And it’s why the Oscar slide won’t reverse itself anytime soon.

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