Gael Garcia Bernal Slams Donald Trump In Oscars Presenting Speech
Gael Garcia Bernal presented the award for Best Animated Feature Film alongside Hailee Steinfeld last night, and took that opportunity to condemn Donald Trump‘s wall.
GAEL GARCIA BERNAL SLAMS TRUMP IN OSCARS SPEECH
Bernal is a Mexican actor known for his work on Mozart In The Jungle. He and fellow actor Diego Luna founded Canana Films in Mexico City.
“Flesh and blood actors are migrant workers. We travel all over the world, we construct stories, we build life but cannot be divided,” Bernal said. “As a Mexican, as a migrant worker, as a human being, I’m against any form of wall that separates us.”
This was one of the most overtly political speeches at the Oscars, with most words being solely about the movies. Host Jimmy Kimmel opened the show with a few quips about the President, but after that, the politics of the show subsided for the most part.
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