'I Refuse to Watch Anymore': 'Outnumbered' Takes On the Oscars' Trump-Bashing
Viewers tuning in for last night's 89th Academy Awards were likely expecting a healthy dose of Trump-bashing and the show did not disappoint.
From Jimmy Kimmel's jokes, to the acceptance speeches, celebrities took turns going political.
Then there was the award for best foreign language film, which was given to Iran's "The Salesman."
The director, Asghar Farhadi, and the film's leading actress boycotted the awards show in opposition to President Trump's controversial seven-nation travel ban, which included Iran.
In Farhadi's place, he asked two Iranian-Americans to represent him at the Oscars and to read a statement.
"My absence is out of respect for the people of my country and those of other six nations whom have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the U.S.," said Anousheh Ansari, an engineer who was the first female space tourist.
"Dividing the world into the 'us' and 'our enemies' categories creates fear, a deceitful justification for aggression and war."
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Meantime, the early ratings for the show continued a downward trend. The ABC broadcast dropped four percent from 2016, with an estimated 33 million viewers.
The "Outnumbered" hosts weighed in today on the highly-politicized show, with Kennedy asking whether viewers are being turned off by the political nature of the program.
"I could not care less about actors in Hollywood and their opinion," said Meghan McCain.
Judge Andrew Napolitano said it's all about free speech in the United States, emphasizing that in Iran, such a statement against the country's leaders could land someone in jail.
Watch the discussion above.