This year, the Oscars had three female hosts: Amy Schumer, Regina Hall y Wanda Sykes. During the awards ceremony, a joke by one of the presenters was heavily criticized on social networks. The incident occurred when Josh Brolin y Jason Momoa they had to go on stage to present the winner of one of the technical items.
Seeing that both actors were on stage, Hall approached and assured that “I had to do a test for the coronavirus”. “It’s to make sure you’re okay,” the actress said while he began to palpate Brolin to the laughter of the audience. Without leaving it there, Hall did the same with Jason Momoa. On social networks, many users pointed out that it was a joke in bad taste and even explained that if Hall were a man, it would be a scandal.
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“Women saying Regina Hall’s groping of the two actors was funny… It wasn’t, it was awkward and those messages should not be sent. Not because they are men they should put up with these ‘jokes’ because if it were the other way around, the Oscars would end,” said a tweeter. Another person, he reflected: “Serious question. This Regina Hall joke, which I really liked, Would you find it funny if a male presenter did it with female guests? Therefore: do we allow it because it is humor in both cases or in neither?