While Hollywood wrestles with Kevin Hart for the upcoming Oscars show, one writer believes he knows the perfect host: veteran actor James Woods.
In a Saturday work for the New York Post Media author Jon Levine argues that Woods, 71, could draw millions of new and old viewers to the annual Hollywood Gala at a time when prize-giving of all kinds with declining ratings and allegations an anti-conservative bias.
Woods, a Trump-loving conservative who has won critical acclaim against the president and liberals in general over the past few years. He currently has 1.9 million followers.
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. "Yes, there would be" outrage ", Levine writes. "Hollywood's Jacobins of Propriety would express their horror Screenshots of trolly old tweets (and there were plenty of them) would make the rounds, words like" racist "and" sexist "would fly a mile a minute, but those costs would be compared to the millions new viewers he "bring along (along with the old crowd, who are excited to see something different).
Levine cites the current climate of political correctness and notes that comic legends like Joan Rivers, Don Rickles and even Jerry Seinfeld "would not escape today's censors."
"In that sense, you should not be bored with James Woods, embracing the offensive and learning to laugh at yourself should be things that bring us together," he writes. [1
LGBTQ groups call immediately The Academy of Fine Arts and Sciences wants to revoke Hart's invitation to cancel the invitation.
In one of the tweets, Hart wrote, "When my son comes home and tries to play 2 with my daughter's dollhouse, I'll break his head and say 'my voice'. Stop, that's gay. "
Woods also came under fire for several tweets and was even temporarily suspended for Twitter to force a satirical meme encouraging men not to vote in the 2018 midterm elections.
In 2017 he compared a child to a serial killer What many have termed a transphobic tweet. Wait until this poor boy grows up, realizes what you did and mutilated you both in a freezer in the garage, "he tweeted.
He also used the social media platform to help a veteran who was thinking about suicide. The actor offered to talk privately to the veteran.
"Andrew, you are not embarrassed that you have reached into the darkness. Nobody thinks you are stupid. They know that every one of us who now comes to you also has depression. I say that's what I do, "Woods wrote. "I follow you now so you can see me, we can talk privately, or we can talk openly here." Many people are worried about you.
"Think about it. Many veterinarians, I understand that tonight you are where you are today. If you could give up on this decision at least tonight, you might also ask another vet to seek help. You could also save another man.
Hart, 39, apologized for the cry of his election as Oscars host to the LGBTQ community and resigned from the hosting gig. Now he "reevaluates" the job after Ellen DeGeneres told him that she had reached the academy in his name and they said they wanted him to be host.
"I called the Academy today because I really want you to host the Oscars," DeGeneres said on her talk show aired on Friday. "We want him to be the host. Whatever we can do, we would be thrilled. "DeGeneres told the Academy." The Academy says what ca we do to make this possible. "
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He received the hosting job.
"This is what I have addressed. I will not pay attention, because if you feed into this stuff, add more fuel to the fire, "Hart said. "They put a lot in my head. I am leaving this and I promise you that I will evaluate this conversation. Let me tell you, just sit in the room and really think.
Or the Academy could take a cue from the writer Levine and give someone like Woods the opportunity