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Kyle Smith just published an outstanding article about last night’s Academy Awards. This outstanding article included the following outstanding paragraph:
“Booksmart” star Kaitlyn Dever made, according to The Hollywood Reporter, “a sustainable fashion statement at the Oscars in a custom-made ethical gown by Louis Vuitton, featuring eco-responsible silk satin that was embroidered with Swarovski crystals and beads.” Whatever that is. Phoenix has been wearing the same tuxedo all Oscar season, because no sacrifice is beyond this man. The last role he played before the Joker was Jesus, and he is a method actor. Maybe he thinks he’s here to save us all.
I’m becoming increasingly convinced that their increasingly absurd virtue signaling is not directed at us – their audience. I think they’re virtue signaling to each other.