Gael Garcia Bernal didn’t mention Donald Trump during the Academy Awards on Feb. 26, but he didn’t have to while delivering a diss on the president and his planned Mexican border wall. The ‘Mozart In The Jungle’ war slammed it by calling it utterly inhumane!
Gael García Bernal, 38, and Hailee Steinfeld, 20, were handing out the Oscars for the Best Animated films, but before giving the Academy Award to Zootopia, Gael had to get something off his chest.
He first said that all actors are “migrant workers,” which seemed odd – until his he threw some shade towards President Donald Trump, 70. “As a migrant worker, as a Mexican, as a Latin American, as a human being, I am against any wall that wants to separate us,” Gael said. Damn!
— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 27, 2017
— Guanajuato Film Fest (@giffmx) February 27, 2017
It’s hard to talk about political speeches at awards shows without thinking about Meryl Streep, 67, since her comments during the 2017 Golden Globes got a reply from the leader of the free world. After blasting Trump for acting like a heartless bully, reminding the ex-Celebrity Apprentice star that he’s giving “permission for other people to do the same thing, Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence.”
Well, if “disrespect invites disrespect,” Donald decided to pay Meryl back with a slam of his own. He called her “overrated,” something she brushed off during the Human Rights Campaign’s 2017 New York Gala Dinner. “Yes, I am the most overrated, over-decorated, and currently, over-berated actress… of my generation,” Meryl said. “But that is why you invited me here! Right?”
No matter what Gael Garcia Bernal or anyone said about the 45th president of the United States, Trump wasn’t going to hear it. Donald’s not taking the night off from television – of course not. Instead, he will be too busy working to tune in, hosting the Governors’ Ball, welcoming America’s governors to an evening at the White House. He and Melania Trump, 46, “look forward to putting on a phenomenal event,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer, 45, said ahead of the event.
Of course, just because he doesn’t watch live doesn’t mean Donald won’t have something to say about the Oscars. He is, after all, the president who seems to go on a Twitter rant every morning. Maybe he might skip adding his two-cents on the Oscars the same way he’s skipping the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, becoming the first President in 36 years to not attend the charity event.
What do you think about what Gael Garcia Bernal said about Trump, HollywoodLifers?