I know the movie industry is a big deal. I know it brings our economy lots of money. Still, I was a little stunned Monday morning that with Russia invading the Ukraine, much of the news coverage was who wore backless at the Oscars. I certainly think that Ellen’s selfie was worthy of the lead story. All right, I lied.
Have we become so self-absorbed that awards shows and fashion is more important than world events with real consequences. How is Russia invading a neighbor not the lead story. Surely there would be a public outcry. I decided to take the pulse of public opinion and checked in to Facebook. I was wrong. The vast amount of chatter was about the Oscars. Of course we have some members of congress already endorsing sending war planes. What could possibly go wrong?
I am betting the only way Russia makes the top of the news is for Putin to appear in a nice strapless number with a matching sequined clutch.