We don’t think CNN was expecting this, in fact there was no way they expected this! Because during a live CNN broadcast, political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson ripped into ‘self-righteous, smug liberals’ in Hollywood for their ‘lectures’ during the Academy Awards, and it was amazing.
Henderson, who accused them of being “hypocritical” when it comes to diversity also ripped into host Jimmy Kimmel.
Kimmel who set the tone for the anti-Trump evening that would follow repeatedly portrayed Trump as racist and sexist, specifically taking issue with the president’s controversial executive order that temporarily banned travel to the U.S. from seven countries in the Middle East.
One notable moment from the event came when Kimmel said he wanted to “thank” Trump, referring to last year’s “#OscarsSoWhite” controversy, when a number of celebrities, including Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith, boycotted the ceremony for its lack of nominee diversity.
“And I want to say, maybe this is not a popular thing to say, but I want to say ‘thank you’ to President Trump,” Kimmel continued. “I mean, remember last year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist?”
Thankfully, someone on CNN wasn’t having any of it with Henderson saying:
“I think it’s also pretty hypocritical. I mean, Hollywood, probably one of the biggest purveyors of racist, ageist, sexist imagery across the globe, across the decades. So this idea that they should get up there and lecture anyone about inclusion, about diversity, I mean, it’s laughable. In the history of the Academy Awards, one African-American woman has won Best Actress. The Oscars has been around for 90 years. These sort of self-righteous, smug liberals, I mean, it’s really hypocritical.”
If you want to sit through Jimmy Kimmel’s terrible opening monologue – watch here: It really is sick!