Oh, how the buckets of celebrity sanctimony oozed out of every pore of Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel at the Dolby Theater on Sunday night.
The activist late-night talk show host who serves as a DNC talking point spewing automaton was in rare form at the first self-worshiping festival of cultural elitists of the post Harvey Weinstein era.
The smug Kimmel set the tone early that this was going to be the crowning moment for the “Me Too”, “Times Up” and “Never Again movements and it was a night of shameless virtue signaling.
Some of the jewels from Jimmy’s monologue:
- “Oscar is the most beloved and respected man in Hollywood. And there’s a very good reason why. Just look at him. Keeps his hands where you can see them. Never says a rude word and most importantly, no penis at all.”
- “But what happened with Harvey, and what’s happening all over, was long overdue. We can’t let bad behavior slide anymore. The world is watching us.”
- “Here’s how clueless Hollywood is about women. We made a movie called “What Women Want” and it starred Mel Gibson. Kind of all you need to know.”
- “We need to set an example and the truth is if we are successful here, if we can work together to stop sexual harassment in the workplace, if we can do that, women will only have to deal with harassment all the time at every other place they go.”
The SJW slop continued to flow but it didn’t take long before the ugly head of Hollywood hypocrisy popped out.
Former NBA superstar and alleged rapist Kobe Bryant won an Oscar!
Kobe Bryant accepts #Oscar for Best Animated Short: "As basketball players, we're really supposed to shut up and dribble. But I'm glad we do a little bit more than that." https://t.co/lJd891ISOk #Oscars pic.twitter.com/5dLQ6CwRlB
— ABC News (@ABC) March 5, 2018
The “Black Mamba” took home the shining dickless statue for his short film “Dear Basketball” and by being given the award, showed all the world what utter hogwash that all of these smarmy self-righteous celebs have been peddling.
Fifteen years is almost an eternity for attention-challenged Americans in the digital age but it was in 2003 when the Los Angeles Lakers stud was accused of raping a 19-year-old woman at a Colorado resort. While Kobe eventually beat the rap – his attorneys and the media dragged the woman’s entire sexual history out in public and humiliated her into submission – he is hardly a guy who is compatible with the evening’s messaging.
Not that many are pointing out the hypocrisy but one of them is Diana Moskowitz who writes for the website Jezebel.
— Jezebel (@Jezebel) March 5, 2018
It was as if there was no 2003, when a woman said that Bryant had raped her in his Colorado hotel room. The details of what the woman told police are worth going over, again, because so much of it has been lost to time. A woman who worked at the hotel, she was 19 at the time, showed him to his room and he asked her to come back later. She did. When she left the room, according to police records, a coworker saw her shaken and crying. Investigators later found out she had blood on her underwear. Her blood was on Bryant’s shirt too. She spoke to police, then watched as the criminal proceedings descended into what even the usually reserved New York Times described as having “veered from melodrama to farce.” Everything from her sexual history to her mental health was game, for both reporters and sports fans.
But there he was, Sunday night, smiling on that Oscar stage. Cracking a joke he clearly pre-wrote and getting a laugh anyway. Thanking his wife. And I couldn’t help but cry for the woman who is asking herself, right now, if I report him will anything happen to him? And I want to scream because Bryant on that stage, clinging to that golden statue, reminds her and me that the answer, still, is no.
That article will all but certainly lead to her being called a racist and maybe even get her censored by Twitter but there is just no way to spin this other than the double-standards that are the coin of the realm in Harveywood and no pontificating ass like Jimmy Kimmel is ever going to be able to cover those up.