Lupita Nyong’o wins an Oscar for portraying a real life slave, and the first thing she did was thank Patsy for her inspiration.
Jared Leto wins an Oscar for portraying a trans woman, and doesn’t mention trans women at all.
I think the point makes itself.
Neither the direct nor Leto seem to really grasp the opportunity they had. It’s so disappointing.
I feel like everyone is looking for reasons to get offended. Leto subtly mentioned people that felt injustice when they wanted to be who they are and for loving who they loved. He happened to also mention Ukraine and Venezuela which is something nobody else really did. It’s HIS speech and he probably has a couple of people he personally wants to thank. He can’t stand up for everyone even if he wanted to. I think his speech was great. I feel like y’all need to calm the fuck down and stop looking for reasons to hate on everyone and get offended by everything.
For each person there is a sentence—a series of words—which has the power to destroy him
If I could force my heart, my ears, my mind/
And eyes to get in line/
Maybe I’ll find something real/
Not a fantasy so divine (x)