Former president Donald Trump excoriated ABC’s telecast of the 93rd annual Academy Awards, noting the show’s record-low ratings while also urging the show to be less “politically correct and boring.”
In a statement issued Tuesday, Donald Trump said that unless the Academy makes major changes, “it will only get worse — if that’s possible.” According to final figures, the Oscars drew an estimated 10.4 million viewers, its lowest viewership in modern history. Two decades ago, the show drew more than four times as many viewers.
The Oscars has seen its ratings slide steadily since 2014 as millions of viewers choose to tune out Hollywood’s left-wing lectures. This year’s ceremony kicked off with actress-turned-director Regina King opining on the Derek Chauvin trial, saying she would be marching in the streets if the jury hadn’t returned guilty verdicts.
Oscar winners and presenters also held forth on controversial subjects including