During the Oscars last month, host Chris Rock did a controversial monologue and a few cute bits. It was all pretty standard. One of his bits included sending some Girl Scouts into the audience to sell cookies to the rich and famous. Allegedly, this netted the Scouts $65,243.
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According to TMZ, though the money was supposed to be donated to the Great L.A. Council — meaning Troop 5215, who did the selling, would only get a small percentage — no one has seen any of the money. Further, Latoya Edwards, one of the mothers from Troop 5215 said that the Academy isn’t returning calls from the expectant Scouts.
TMZ reported that they couldn’t get in touch with the Academy, either, but over at Variety, Tim Gray was able to get the following statement from them:
Of course we have every intention of honoring our commitment to the Girl Scouts. They were such a highlight, and we were happy to have them.
Edwards told TMZ that the warm, fuzzy feelings were mutual and that her girls were honored to participate, but still want their money and not to be simply used to make the Academy look good anymore.
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