Theo Van Gogh Forgotten on Oscar Night
Here’s a thread for discussions about the Oscar show last night.
Chris Rock bombed (to put it mildly) with a classless performance, praising Fahrenheit 9/11 and mocking the military in an obvious, unfunny joke about rivalry between the Gap and Banana Republic. The crowd roared in approval, of course, and I sat there wondering what in the world could be going through their blow-dried heads.
More disturbing, though: not a word was said about the murder of Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh. You wonder if the organizers even discussed it—and if they did, what excuse was used to avoid the subject.