Former President Donald Trump released a statement this week blasting the Oscars over its political speeches. He claimed it will “only get worse” if Hollywood continues to follow its current formula.
“If they keep with the current ridiculous formula, it will only get worse—if that’s possible,” Trump noted in his statement.
“These television people spend all their time thinking about how to promote the Democrat Party, which is destroying our Country, and cancel Conservatives and Republicans. That formula certainly hasn’t worked very well for The Academy!” he added.
The Daily Wire reported on Monday that the Oscars dropped 58 percent in television ratings. Less than 10 million people watched the broadcast.
The number marks a significant change from last year when the award show boasted of 23.6 million total viewers in 2020.
What changed to cause the ratings loss? The event was marked by numerous political speeches during acceptance speeches. From racism to fighting police brutality and immigration, the leftist positions of multiple award winners led many to turn the channel, if they even tuned in at all.
Yet even in the wasteland of Hollywood liberalism, a few moments shined. For example, Tyler Perry said during the program, “It is my hope that all of us would teach our kids, and I want to remember: just refuse hate. Don’t hate anybody.”
Musical artist Jean Batiste added, “You know what’s deep is God gave us 12 notes, it’s the same 12 notes that Duke Ellington had, that Bach had, Nina Simone,” he said.
Batisted added, “I want to point out that every gift is special. Every contribution with music that comes from the divine into the instruments into the film, into the minds, hearts, and souls of every person who hears it, the stories that happen when you listen to it and watch it and the stories you share, the moments you make, the memories you create, man, it’s just so incredibly special. It’s just so incredibly special… we’re incredibly humbled and thankful. I’m thankful to God for those 12 notes.”
If Hollywood offer more examples like Perry and Batiste, the show would give patriotic Americans something to watch. Instead, the bashing of police and conservative values offered by several other artists left little hope that Hollywood’s elite were concerned about America.
The country is not going to be transformed in a positive way be the stars on the big screen. Instead, it will be the men and women working sunrise to sunset, caring for their kids and serving their community, who will make America rise.
Trump is right. Hollywood is headed down the wide road that leads to destruction. Instead, we can pursue the values that made the nation great—faith, freedom and family values.
Those who want to bash what is right might find a moment of popularity, but it will be those who serve their communities and country according to our founding principles who will turn the nation from Hollywood to hope.