THE ACADEMY NEEDED AN EXCUSE TO GET RID OF BRETT RATNER AND EDDIE MURPHY
There’s more to this Brett Ratner story than meets the eye. We don’t happen to be big fans of his, but we were shocked when he was caught saying “Rehearsal is for fags” and immediately forced to resign from producing the Oscars, despite the fact that he apologized profusely. Certainly, Ratner was 100% wrong, but women have been used in the same type of offhand negative insults for decades (“He runs like a GIRL”) with no backlash, much less loss of a job. There will always be ignorant men like Ratner, but an immediate and sincere apology should put an end to the matter. We suspect the Academy was getting nervous about hiring Ratner to produce the show when he insisted his buddy Eddie Murphy do the hosting. They wanted an excuse to get rid of Brett and the unpredictable Eddie along with him. The Academy got what they wanted AND they look like heroes to the gays.