- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 3, 2016

Actress and comedian Tina Fey slammed celebrities’ political grandstanding Sunday night at the Oscars, calling it “Hollywood bulls–” that rich, famous people are yelling at her about corporate greed.

“I’m so glad I live here [in New York City], because halfway through [the Oscars], I was like, ‘This is some real Hollywood bulls–,’ she told Howard Stern in a radio interview Tuesday. “Everyone’s telling me what to do. People are yelling at me about rape and corporate greed, but really, it’s climate change.

“I was like, ‘Guys, pick a lane. Like we’re going to fix everything tonight.’ And also, like, ‘You’re all rich. Why are you yelling at me about corporate greed?’” she joked.

The Oscars ceremony Sunday night featured several calls to action. Lady Gaga and Vice President Joe Biden addressed sexual assault, Adam McKay called out presidential candidates who “take money from big banks, oil or weirdo billionaires,” and Leonardo DiCaprio used his acceptance speech to make a plea about climate change, Entertainment Weekly reported.

Asked what she thought of Mr. DiCaprio’s speech in particular, Ms. Fey said she appreciated that he could articulate the cause “because, let’s face it, actors are very stupid.”

“A lot of times when you let them talk, oof. But he’s so smart, and his speech was so cogent,” she said of “The Revenant” star.



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