Lib film critic Richard Roeper: Would Hollywood have invited Ann Romney?!/richardroeper/status/305903305475883008

After Michelle Obama’s shameless cameo during last night’s Oscar ceremony, many lefties were scrambling to make excuses for the stunt. Liberal film critic Richard Roeper was not among them. Falling out of lock-step, Roeper dared to question the White House-Hollywood industrial complex:

Question from this card-carrying liberal: if Mitt Romney had won in 2012, would the Academy have invited Ann to present Best Picture?

— Richard Roeper (@richardroeper) February 25, 2013

Interesting question.

@richardroeper Not a chance.

— Robert O’Neill (@PKJM887) February 25, 2013

@richardroeper i think we all know the answer to that question.

— Courtney Holmes (@CrtsNsession) February 25, 2013

@richardroeper Invite Ann Romney? No they would have invited Hillary to help kick off 2016 plans.

— Kesniel Acton (@Butters646) February 25, 2013

Intellectual honesty from a showbiz liberal? That’s a rarity, indeed, and one that conservatives can appreciate:

@richardroeper Thanks, Mr. Roeper, I was thinking the exact same thought.

— Weine Nohatel (@WeinerNotH8r) February 25, 2013

@richardroeper I had the same thought. But then again I do not believe ent. as a whole should be so involved in politics in the first place.

— Zack Leister (@zleister) February 25, 2013

@richardroeper very intellectually honest of you to wonder that. I think you know the answer too.I’m very dissapointed in that decision.

— Chris Brusca (@C_Brusca) February 25, 2013

@c_brusca Thanks. Appreciate that.

— Richard Roeper (@richardroeper) February 25, 2013

Roeper wasn’t the only “card-carrying liberal” immune to the White House’s charms. Nikki Finke, founder and editor-in-chief of Deadline Hollywood, wasn’t into the love-fest, either:

@dloesch They lost Nikki Finke:…

— Adam Baldwin (@adamsbaldwin) February 25, 2013

“Hanoi Jane & Michelle Obama… So unnecessary & inappropriate to inject so much politics into the Oscars yet again…” –…

— Adam Baldwin (@adamsbaldwin) February 25, 2013

We’re nothing if not realistic. And while we don’t expect the Hollywood-Obama lovefest to end anytime soon, it is refreshing, and somewhat encouraging, to see that at least a few libs in the entertainment industry are emerging from the haze.



FLOTUS prop flop: Michelle Obama’s use of military as props sparks disgust

Read more: