So who’s ACTUALLY going to talk to Ryan Seacrest at the Oscars on Sunday?
Call his ass out
by Katie Way
In a move that's disappointing but not really surprising, E! has doubled down on the fact that Ryan Seacrest will be covering the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday, despite the new details of the sexual assault allegation against him.
— Kate Aurthur (@KateAurthur) March 2, 2018
On the one hand, duh — Seacrest is the managing editor of E! News, and has been 2012. He wasn't going to fire himself, especially not for something petty, like E! hairstylist Suzie Hardy for literal years.
But many people are wondering, even if Seacrest does get to keep his spot on the red carpet this Oscar season, who the fuck is actually going to talk to him?
Should we start making bets who's going to call Ryan Seacrest out on the #Oscars red carpet Sunday?
There's no Deb Messing to lead the charge this time, but someone's gotta do it!
— Matt 🍻🛳 (@mattybooz) March 2, 2018
Since Ryan Seacrest will still be on the Oscars red carpet, maybe everyone can refuse an interview with him.
— Pamela Galbraith (@pamegranates) March 2, 2018
Ryan Seacrest owns E! Entertainment and produces American Idol, so he’s not going to fire himself. I really hope the celeb supporters of #MeToo will not give him an interview at the #Oscars on Sunday. #TimesUp
— Stephanie Sidley (@StephanieSidley) March 2, 2018
Is E SERIOUSLY going to still send Ryan Seacrest to the Oscars on Sunday?? If so I hope every single person he interviews destroys him.
— Minwa Al Khalifa (@m1nwa) March 2, 2018
I'll remember the name of everyone who speaks w Ryan Seacrest on any red carpet. And I'm going to say the name of Suzie Hardy, who alleged years of sexual harassment & abuse. Read about that here (and aspects of her story were corroborated by colleague) https://t.co/XWMNkGqwzs https://t.co/OWohK7tOwv
— Mo Ryan (@moryan) March 2, 2018
Jennifer Lawrence said she's thought about ignoring Seacrest, but wasn't willing to commit to ignoring the producer. "I can’t imagine him being sexual. I don’t know about the Ryan Seacrest thing," Lawrence said in an interview. "There are already outlets that I’m just like, ‘Nah’. So it wouldn’t be that big of a deal."
This is one of the first real chances for celebrities to demonstrate their commitment to activism — to #MeToo, to Time'sUp — by doing something bigger than accessorizing or color-coordinating. I know I'll be watching to see who talks to Ryan Seacrest, and I think everyone else should be paying attention too.
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