During his opening monologue, Host Ricky Gervais skewered Hollywood “woke” culture and warned “if you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a platform to make a political speech. You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything.”
Actress Patricia Arquette chose to ignore Gervais’ “advice” (read more here) and so did Michelle Williams.
Williams turned political almost immediately and used her acceptance speech to push her pro-abortion activism.
I’m grateful for the acknowledgement for the choices I’ve made and I’m also grateful to live in a moment in our society where choice exists because as women and as girls, things can happen to our bodies that are not our choice.
I’ve tried my very best to live a life of my own making and not just the series of events that happen to you but one that I can stand back and look at and recognize my handwriting all over, sometimes messy and scrawling, sometimes careful and precise, but one that I have carved with my own hand and I wouldn’t have been able to do this without employing a woman’s right to choose.
Women, 18 to 118, when it comes times to vote, please do so in your own self-interest. It’s what men have been doing for years. It’s what men have been doing for years, which is why the world looks so much like them. Don’t forget that we are the largest voting body in this country, let’s make it look more like us.
"When it is time to vote, please do so in your own self-interest. It’s what men have been doing for years, which is why the world looks so much like them."
"We are the largest voting body in this country. Let’s make it look more like us.”
— Vanita Gupta (@vanitaguptaCR) January 6, 2020