2021 Oscars: ‘Vast Swaths’ of Viewers Tuned Out When Celebs Talked Politics.

2021 Oscars: ‘Vast Swaths’ of Viewers Tuned Out When Celebs Talked Politics. By David Ng.

A former producer of the annual Academy Awards telecast has revealed that progressive politics is a major turn-off for people at home, saying that viewers switched off their TVs whenever celebrities promoted political viewpoints, which in Hollywood are almost always left-wing.

The anonymous producer told the New York Times that a minute-by-minute post-show ratings analysis indicated that “vast swaths” of people turned off their televisions whenever celebrities started to opine on politics.

Johnny Oleksinski:

If you opened the window and listened closely Sunday night, you could hear it: the sound of millions of remote controls changing the channel during the 2021 Oscars. …

The night was nearly non-stop drudgery, zero humor and a format that tried even the most resolute of attention spans. …

The 2021 Oscars exceeded three hours and bored its audience to tears. …

How doesn’t Hollywood understand that audiences expect a night of entertainment from their entertainers? The politics, the slobbering adoration and overacted introductions are hardly ever tolerable, but even more so when not balanced by fun.