Fox & Friends Uses Random Tweets to Slam Oscars For Not Standing Up For Montage of Military Films
This one might be a stretch, Fox & Friends.
The couch welcomed 24/7 reporter Carley Shimkus to tell them that the audience response to last night’s Oscars military tribute introduced by veteran and actor Wes Studi was underwhelming – according to a couple of randos on Twitter.
The audience reaction “left some online viewers underwhelmed,” Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy said, as a chyron beneath him read “Audience Applauds Military, Doesn’t Stand.”
“You guys notice how no one in the auditorium gave a standing ovation for our military?” someone who goes by “Franky” tweeted. “Yet they stand for almost every celebrity, and they wonder why everyone thinks they are out of touch.”
The tribute was a montage of war films, with a message at the end thanking and honoring the men and women in uniform. It’s unclear what exactly the outraged people on Twitter were demanding the stars at the Oscars applaud, aside from a montage of films such as American Sniper and Hacksaw Ridge.
To be clear, there was a rousing round of applause at the end of the montage, but to the chagrin of Fox & Friends, no standing ovation.
“I think we should stay positive here,” Shimkus said. “At least they did honor the military.”
Fox & Friends spent a good deal of Monday morning slamming the award ceremony for what they saw as an overtly political bent.
Watch above, via Fox News.
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