Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s recent attempt to secure a spot for a telecast appearance during the recently aired Oscars was reportedly rejected for the second year in a row by the officials setting up the awards show.
Variety stated in a report that powerful people throughout Hollywood begged the Academy to allow Zelensky to have a spot in the 95th Academy Awards, but ended up being denied.
The report indicated that the Academy Awards shot down Zelensky last year, but seemingly for woke reasons, with the reason indicated being over “concerns that Hollywood was only showering Ukraine with attention because those affected by the conflict are white” all while entirely “ignor[ing] wars around the globe that impact people of color.”
While Zelensky previously made a remote appearance at the Berlin Film Festival this past month, he ended up being rejected from the most recent Toronto Film Festival due to the fact that the group “does not comment on discussions with dignitaries, government officials or international embassies.”
Public support throughout the U.S. in regard to Ukraine’s battle against Russia has ended up falling off over the past few months due to what seems like a seemingly never-ending stream of U.S.-taxpayer money being funneled over to Ukraine and a number of critics who say the Biden administration has had an entirely incompetent and weak response to the ongoing invasion. A number of people have argued that the administration’s entirely delayed response in supporting Ukraine has actually caused to war to last much longer and further increased the costs for the average U.S. taxpayer.
“It’s one thing if it’s a minor incursion and we end up having to fight about what to do and not do,” Biden stated to reporters a month prior to Russia’s invasion. “But if they actually do what they’re capable of doing with the forces amassed on the border, it is going to be a disaster for Russia if they further invade Ukraine.”
Biden’s comments were most often viewed as offering up a “green light” for President Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine.
Zelensky pushed on the U.S. and other western powers to set up harsher sanctions targeting Russia prior to the invasion and to send hardware prior to the fighting taking place in an effort to prevent the invasion from taking place.
In the wake of the invasion taking place, Zelensky ended up prodding the U.S. for only responding to the invasion by setting up sanctions.
“This morning we are defending our state alone. Like yesterday, the world’s most powerful forces are watching from afar,” he stated. “Did yesterday’s sanctions convince Russia? We hear in our sky and see on our earth that this was not enough.”