I didn't watch The Oscars. Why? You ask. Well, I'll tell ya. You see, I was hosting a radio show called Radio School that's on NewsTalk 910 every Sunday from 6p - 8p. Maybe you'll check it out sometime; you can actually get the podcast on the left side of this page. So, there you go.
I did see all the reaction on Twitter, though. And one general theme was the outrage that First Lady Michelle Obama was a part of the broadcast. She announced the winner of Best Picture by satellite from the White House. Argo won; didn't see it, looks good. But apparently it was a terrible thing to have her on the show.
Is it because she's kind of a political figure? Has nothing to do with the movies? Or because Hollywood is supposed to be liberal and this was them inserting propaganda? Whatever. I personally don't get why it's such a big deal. If you're producing the show and had the option of having the First Lady on, you'd probably be likely to do it.
And even if you think it was stupid to have her do it, are you really angry about it? That seems like a weird thing to be angry about.
Imagine: someone is screaming with outrage in the other room, you run in to inquire about what tragic thing just happened to cause such a response, and that person turns to you, red-faced with a shine on their lips from the spittle catapulted out of their mouth during the tirade, and says, "The First Lady, she... she, she announced Best Picture..."
Ha, yeah, a ridiculous thing to be mad about.