Anti-Oscars protest in Los Angeles has turned violent as Donald Trump supporters call for a boycott of the Academy Awards in revolt against the ‘arrogant hypocrites’ in Hollywood. The group held its demonstration outside the Metro station near the corner of Hollywood and Vine, not far from the Dolby Theatre. The boycott originated in a widely shared Facebook post from Arizona women’s group ‘Tempe Republican Women,’ which urged followers to vote with their remote controls and switch off the Oscars because “Hollywood elites” were trying to divide America.
These arrogant, pompous, pampered soulless individuals declare that half of Americans are racist, sexist, and bigoted for voicing our political choice through Donald Trump,” the group wrote, mentioning by name actresses Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence and singers Madonna and Miley Cyrus. “Yet there can be no doubt that the entertainment industry does more to exploit, degrade, minimize, and stereotype women than Donald Trump or any other industry ever has.”
During the protest two young women physically clashed with a Trump supporter. Footage of the ordeal showed one girl breaking a sign in half that belonged to a woman wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat. Fists then flew between the woman in the hat and two Trump-hating opponents. The girl who broke the sign was then seen being arrested.
It came as Trump supporters called for people to boycott the Oscars by refusing to watch the glitzy awards show on television.