The 75th Annual Golden Globes Award was last night, on Sunday, a church night.
I wasn’t in church so I saw it from beginning to end. And I thoroughly enjoyed the show from beginning to end.
Seth Meyers had me rolling with his speech! Specifically, his line about the remaining gentlemen, weed, and marijuana were funnier than a mutha! Meyers opened with, “Good evening ladies and remaining gentlemen.”
Yeah, a lot of folks have gone down since the hashtag Me Too moment and Harvey Weinstein being outed for the nasty devil he is. Those remaining can pat themselves on the back.
Now, it remains to be seen whether the remaining men folks can pat themselves on the back because they are too valuable to be ratted out and given the boot, or because they are really good dudes.
Only time will tell, as it did with nasty Harvey. Speaking of men folks trying to stick their hands into a woman’s “pocket book” (A woman’s center), Meyers decided to remind folks about just how bad sexual harassment was during nasty Harvey and Quaaludes Bill Cosby’s days.
Meyers said, “It’s 2018, marijuana is finally allowed and sexual harassment finally isn’t.”
Mm-hmm, it took the age of weed in order for folks to weed out the bad seeds in the work place.
However, none of this would’ve been possible if folks didn’t stand up and say they are tired of this shit.
Or, as Oprah Winfrey, who received the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille award, said, “What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool that we all have.”
That’s true. You have to stand up and tell folks what’s going on with you because if you don’t then they won’t know what’s going on with you and what to do to help you.
Whether you are a woman or a man, you have to say “I’m not taking this shit anymore, Times Up muthafuka.” That’s what you have to do.
Even if it isn’t something as horrific as sexual harassment , you have to stand up and tell folks, “Hey, I got the mic and I need to say some things. Turn that music off while I talk.”
And that’s exactly what director Guillermo del Toro did. He told those folks over at the Golden Globes to turn off that music and let him finish his speech that he’s been waiting for over two decades to give.
“Lower the music guys, one second. It’s taken 25 years. Give me a minute,” Toro said. He’s right. We can all give folks a minute or two to speak about their 25 years of experiences and how they got to where they are.
Hopefully, we all can be like Mr. Kirk Douglas and live to be 101-years-old and say that we’ve seen humans progress over time as he has.
Douglas has seen actors and actresses black listed for speaking out against a war and those who were segregated because of the color of their skin to more actors and actresses getting involved in politics and folks not being section off on and off set because of the color of their skin.
Sure, Hollywood, like the rest of the world, still has its problems and nasty Harvey is evidence of that.
However, Hollywood has progressed from where it was sixty some years ago. All you have to do is go on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or Instagram and read or hear some of the political views of those in Hollywood.
They couldn’t do that back in the day. They would’ve been given the boot if they had said something that the powers that be, folks in Washington D.C., thought was hurting their brand at home and internationally.
Today is different. Folks go to social media and cuss out the president all the time and still get their six and seven figure checks.
As for those ol’ Dixie ways, you’ll be hard up to find that in Hollywood today as well.
You won’t be able to go on a set and find a colored section with a colored bathroom and colored water bottles. You won’t see that shit today because we’ve progressed beyond that shit.
And hey, you never know, there may come a day when we will be sitting in our rocking chairs telling a young person, who doesn’t have to experience the hate
and other bad shit that some of us have had to experience, that I remember when all we had to do to bring about change was to stand up and say Times Up.