Everyone seems to have an opinion on the Oscars lately (see Jimmy Kimmel’s Hilarious Solution to the Oscar Controversy has Liberals Enraged… and Michael Caine Comments on False Oscar ‘Racism.’ Leftists Freak!), yet the response that makes the most sense? Ice Cube.
That’s right. The most reasoned, well thought-out response has come from Mr. “F*** Tha police” himself… Ice Cube. Let that sink in for a second.
Seems like the rapper might be growing up. Mainly because he basically tells SJWs to shut up and get over themselves. First, the boycott. Is he boycotting because “Straight Outta Compton” didn’t get nominated for Picture of the Year?
“I never used to go anyway. You can’t boycott something that you never used to go to anyway.”
Bold, blunt, to the point. Hats off to you, sir.
Imagine that? Being honest about boycotting what you were never planning on doing in the first place? Sure, he could have scored SJW, leftist brownie points by just playing along, but instead he chose to set the record straight. But here’s where Ice Cube reminds his peers about what actually matters in film-making…
“We don’t do movies for the industry. We do movies for the fans, for the people. And the industry, you know, if they give you a trophy or not or pat you on the back or not, it’s nice but its not something that you should dwell on. We got accolades from all levels, from our core fans to our curious fans, from people who didn’t even think they wanted to see that movie. I think an older generation got an understanding on why we did that kind of music and the younger generation got a history lesson, and we got so much praise for the movie.”
Now get ready, because this is the important part…
“How could you be mad because one other academy or guild or whatever didn’t say [we’re] No. 1 … It’s crying about not having enough icing on your cake.”
Boom. See, this is what Hollywood leftists don’t get. They cry and moan about patriarchy and “privilege.” But you’d be hard pressed to find someone, anyone more privileged than members of The Academy who are paid millions of dollars to play make-believe. Yet if some of the overly-privileged elite aren’t given enough awards by their other overly-privileged elite peers, we’re supposed to be upset?
I don’t. Clearly, most of America doesn’t. Most refreshingly, Ice Cube (freaking Ice Cube!!) doesn’t. For this Mr. Cube, you deserve our praise.