Hey 3.5 readers.
As reported by E News and other outlets, Emma Watson has won MTV’s first ever genderless acting award for Beauty and the Beast.
Apparently, “Best Actor” and “Best Actress” are un-woke constructs, and MTV is now going to dole out awards based on the acting and not on whether or not the person doing the action has a penis or a vagina.
Where’s Uncle Hardass when you need him? He could complain about this so much better than I can, but I’ll do my best.
This is dumb. In an effort to take the focus away from genitalia, you’re just going to put more emphasis on genitalia.
Suppose the Oscars adopts this idea. What happens when:
- Five men win five years in a row. No, surely there will never be an #OscarsSoMale hashtag.
- Five women win five years in a row. No, surely there will never be an #OscarsSoFemale hashtag.
Plus, aren’t you cutting down on the recognition? Two “people doing acting” (because apparently words like “actor” and “actress” are not woke) get awards every year. Now you are cutting back on the recognition.
Were “Best Actor” and “Best Actress” ever really meant to offend anyone? Sheesh.
This is just silliness. It will lead to more silliness.
However, if you don’t think it is silly, tell me why in the comments and I will try my best to read your arguments with the requisite amount of woke-ness.