Anohni Explains Why She Is Skipping The Academy Awards

The singer shared an essay about her decision.

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In a Facebook post published today, Anohni discussed the reasons why she will not be attending the Oscar’s this weekend despite being “the only transgendered performer ever to have been nominated for an Academy Award.” “I will not be lulled into submission with a few more well manufactured, feel-good ballads and a bit of good old fashioned T. and A,” she writes. “They are going to try to convince us that they have our best interests at heart by waving flags for identity politics and fake moral issues. But don't forget that many of these celebrities are the trophies of billionaire corporations whose only intention it is to manipulate you into giving them your consent and the last of your money. They have been paid to do a little tap dance to occupy you while Rome burns.”

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WHY I AM NOT ATTENDING THE ACADEMY AWARDS by Anohni, Oscar Nominee for best song (“Manta Ray” with composer J....

Posted by Antony And The Johnsons on Thursday, February 25, 2016
February 25, 2016
Anohni Explains Why She Is Skipping The Academy Awards