9 Times Celebrities Dragged Each Other At The Oscars

    the shade of it all

    by · February 29, 2016

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    Last night, the Academy and all of Hollywood came together to celebrate excellence in film. And while a medium based in entertainment and capital may not seem like the most important or reputable place to discuss major societal issues, last night the Oscars opened itself up as a mirror for the vast amount of inequalities seen in widespread culture. There was a discussion about how women and men should be judged side by side and on an equal scale, how so much focus and importance was placed on small, seemingly inconsequential matters, and, of course, how white this year’s ceremony was and how Hollywood needs to change.
    Entertainers, who are well acquainted with the media, know that the easiest way to bring attention to important issues is to attach it to some sort of drama or controversy. In this day and age, the easiest way to do so is to drag specific, headline favorites and to fight back against major institutions like, say, the Academy. Ahead, revisit nine of the most poignant times that celebrities delivered shade to the Oscars stage.
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