AceShowbiz - Donald Trump's son Eric Trump has singled out Brad Pitt for his political speech at the 2020 Academy Awards. Calling the 56-year-old actor one of "smug elitists," the third-eldest child and the second son of the president blamed him for the Oscars low ratings.
On late Monday, February 10, Eric shared on his Instagram page Fox Business' post that featured a photo of Brad at the 92nd annual prize-giving event, with the caption, "Oscars ratings fall 25% to all-time low." Weighing in on audience's lack of interest in the live ceremony, the executive vice president of the Trump Organization wrote, "Probably because Americans don't liked to be preached to by smug elitists. The elegance has been lost and America has tuned these people out of their homes..."
Agreeing with the 36-year-old businessman, one follower wrote in the comment section, "I proudly do not watch any awards shows for that reason." Another further slammed Hollywood stars as writing, "A waste of time. I didn't watch it. The actors don't like us just our money. Stop watching their movies. Then they may care what we think."
Sharing the same opinion, a third user commented, "I don't doubt it. Hollywood is sold out to the Demonocrats." Another added, "You are absolutely correct, sir!!!! 'Ain't nobody got time for that crap!' "
While accepting the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, his first-ever acting Oscar, Brad addressed the Senate's impeachment acquittal of President Trump. "They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week," he began his speech, referencing the former national security adviser who was not allowed to testify by the Senate during the proceedings.
He then joked that "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" helmer Quentin Tarantino, might make a film about the controversial hearings. "I'm thinking maybe Quentin does a movie about it and in the end, the adults do the right thing," he added.
Despite the historical night that witnessed "Parasite" big win, the Oscars telecast only averaged 23.6 million viewers on Sunday night, the smallest audience ever in the show's history. The ratings fell 20 percent in year-to-year viewers from 29.56 million for last year's ceremony.