Tina Fey felt slammed by the many charitable causes that her entertainment cohorts promoted during Sunday’s Oscars.
“Halfway through [the Oscars], I was like, ‘This is some Hollywood bulls–t,’ Fey said on Howard Stern’s radio show Tuesday. “Everyone’s telling me what to do, people yelling at me about rape, and corporate greed, but really it’s climate change. Guys, pick a lane.”
She then added, “You’re all rich. Why are you yelling at me about corporate greed?”
If Fey wanted to avoid hearing about causes on Oscar night, the deck was stacked against her. Several stars boycotted the show over a lack of diversity in the major acting categories, Lady Gaga was nominated for a song dedicated to sexual-assault survivors, and DiCaprio used his first Oscar win to speak on corporate greed and how oil, coal, and gas companies are contributing to climate change.
Luckily for DiCaprio, Fey didn’t mind the “Revenant” star’s delivery.
“I always am psyched when someone is articulate with those things,” the comedian and “30 Rock” star and creator explained. “Let’s face it: Actors are very stupid. But he’s so smart and his speech was so cogent.”
In fact, it seems like DiCaprio can do no wrong in Fey’s eyes. When Stern mentioned that he has a problem reconciling the socially conscious DiCaprio with the playboy DiCaprio, Fey didn’t see the issue.
“I don’t think those fight each other,” she responded. “It doesn’t affect the green footprint, no matter how many women you f–k.”
Listen to the discussion below:
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