I don’t watch the Oscars because I particularly am just not interested. I never watch 1/3 of the movies that are nominated and barely know half of the actors that are invited. Not to mention the same people win year after year; and the award for best supporting role goes to: - drum roll please- another white male! If I’m going to watch an award show I want to be able to stan for at least one person. One thing I will admit is my adoration for the gowns worn! If I pay attention to anything, it’s the red carpet gowns. Call me what you want but I couldn’t care less about anything else.
This year was slightly different, I still didn’t watch the Oscars, but I payed attention to the live blogs. I mean how could you not when you follow one million feminist and black supremacy blogs. My entire dashboard was flooded with ” YAASSS LUPITA, and “do you realize how important this is for POC” posts. Of course I am happy to see a woman, especially a black woman, succeed in a world dominated by white males, but am I satisfied? No. Yes, Lupita’s success is inspiring to all, but we still live in a world where people don’t think to question this:
But fucking lose their minds because of this:
A lot more than a WOC winning here and there has to happen before I start watching these bullshit award shows. So many of you are focused on Leonardo DiCaprio and forgetting to pay attention to anything else. What are your comments on Jared Leto for winning an award he didn’t deserve? An award that could have gone to a Trans women who actually represents the community. Not only does Leto send out the idea that Trans women are men in makeup, he also stripped well deserving Trans actress of the opportunity of a life time. So many are outraged at the thought of a black Annie, but completely look past a man playing the role of a Trans woman. It humors me how people can be so selective in what they chose to complain about. Boohoo, Leonardo didn’t win, but he’s getting more attention for losing than outraged Trans Women are for being misrepresented.
I guess what I’m really attempting to say is the Oscars are bullshit, as most award shows are. I can’t see myself watching them any time soon (unless Beyonce is performing, because I will always stan for her faithfully). In closing, keep an eye out for Quvenzhané Wallis because black girls are taking over whether you like it or not. The sun will come out tomorrow and shine light on WOC!!!
I’ve had a tumblr for almost 5 years now so I’m pretty familiar with everything there is to know. In other words, I am aware of the posts that can result in a inbox full of anon hate. However this is my first time blogging as part of a group. My personal blog is very, well, personal. It’s been sort of like a diary for me as I’ve grown over the years. Whereas this is a blog where I have more of an audience. When I found out that we were required to make a tumblr for this class I was actually a bit excited about the whole thing. Being as the people I follow on this account are people I actually know, it all seems a bit more real. It kinda of feels like we’re this small community inside of a much larger one. Compared to some of my peers, I am not as active. I do find myself drawn to my old account though, because that is where I am most comfortable. I believe that we’d all have a much better experience if we interacted with each other more. Perhaps my main goal for this blog should be to express myself more often.