Will Smith Joins Wife in Not Attending OSCARS... https://t.co/n8TDE96XSQ— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) January 21, 2016
David’s writeup of the Oscar boycott elicited of a ton of response from readers this week. Here are a few of the more substantive counterpoints from a sea of comments:
It’s fine. Protest it.
But don’t come back next year and expect that any award will be anything honest or heartfelt. Don’t expect respect if you bully people into voting for you. The only way to earn the honest congratulations is to let people vote their heart and mind without having their arm turned behind their back.
Another reader makes a broader argument:
Workforces and nominee lists shouldn’t reflect the U.S. as a whole; they should respect the segment of the U.S. that’s qualified to be hired or selected.