Responding to a wave of criticism over the mishandling of the presentation of ‘Best Picture’ and knowingly allowing a racist and abusive man into the premises, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences apologized Monday for not only mishandling the end of The Oscars, but also allowing Mel Gibson to be within 500 feet of anyone.
“The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been known for its professionalism and consistency over the 89 year history of the Oscars” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Issacs. “With that being said, we sincerely want to extend our apologies to everyone involved in the production of ‘La La Land’ and everyone in attendance and watching at home on Sunday for reminding you that we in Hollywood still allow Mel Gibson to be an influencer.”
Gibson, whose film ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ was nominated for six Oscars including Best Picture and even more disgustingly, Best Director, was allowed to go through the entire multi-year process of writing, directing, editing, and releasing a movie, all with full knowledge from most people that Mel Gibson is a steamy garbage fire of a human being.
Issacs continued,“We put a huge and unnecessary emotional strain on the producers of ‘La La Land’ and ‘Moonlight’, and we understand that Mr. Gibson’s actions in the past have been perceived as offensive and crude, so we can blame only ourselves for not only allowing silly mistakes to occur during a live broadcast, but also allowing a man who once said that consensual gay sex is immoral to continue to get acclaim for his film projects.”
Asked publicly what The Academy will do in the future to prevent these missteps, Issacs replied “The Academy will, in the future, take steps to ensure fluidity and professionalism in our broadcast of The Oscars, as well as continue recognizing morally reprehensible people for their average films in the name of artistic expression.”