- The Washington Times - Monday, April 26, 2021

Megyn Kelly wants to know what “woke” Hollywood thinks of the disastrous television ratings for the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony.

The former Fox News host — and a staunch critic of woke activism — rhetorically dunked on the entertainment industry for drawing an average of 9.85 million viewers for its broadcast Sunday evening.

Variety magazine compared 2021’s numbers and found a 13.75 million viewer nosedive from 2020.

“How’s all that incessant, insufferable woke, depressing lecturing via film, interviews, social media & at the actual, awful awards show going, Hollywood?” the “Megyn Kelly Show” podcast host asked on Twitter. “Oscars Ratings Plummet by 58 Percent in overall, down 64% in younger audience.”

The commentary came in the wake of Oscar-winning filmmaker Travon Free framing all police officers as potential killers who do so for unjustifiable reasons.

“Today, the police will kill three people,” the “Two Distant Strangers” co-director said during the event. “And tomorrow the police will kill three people. And the day after that, the police will kill three people because, on average, every day, the police kill three people, which amounts to about a thousand people a year, and those people happen to be disproportionately Black people.

Mr. Free’s activism echoes that of the New York City school officials whose messaging prompted Ms. Kelly to pull her children from the system, she said. 

“It’s so out of control on so many levels, and after years of resisting it, we’re going to leave the city. We pulled our boys from their school, and our daughter is going to be leaving hers soon, too,” Ms. Kelly said of the political activism and “killer cop” warnings in November. “Which boy in my kid’s school is the future killer cop. Is it my boy? Which boy is it.”

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