Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel took some jabs at Vice President Pence’s opposition gay rights by claiming that the movie “Call Me By Your Name” was created solely to infuriate him.
The film, which currently up for the award for Best Picture, follows the story of a 17-year-old boy uncovering his sexuality in 1980s Italy through his relationship with an older man.
Kimmel noted while presenting his opening monologue that the film failed to break the box office, claiming that only two of the nine films currently up for the ceremony’s most sought after award were able to gross more than $100 million at the box office.
“That’s not the point,” Kimmel stated. “We don’t make films like ‘Call Me By Your Name’ for money. We make them to upset Mike Pence.”
Pence is a well known critique of the LGBTQ community over the course of his political career, and President Trump revealed his true nature after joking that his vice president “wants to hang” all gay people.
Gay Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon, who was also invited to the Oscars, turned down an opportunity to meet up with the vice president during the Winter Olympics in South Korea.
President Trump went after Attorney General Jeff Sessions this Saturday night, joking that he had offered Sessions a lift to the Gridiron Club, but he “recused himself.”
“I offered him a ride over and he recused himself,” Trump upped, according to a White House press pool report.
Trump made vicious remarks while giving a speech at the Gridiron Club dinner, an event where members of the media and politicians often playfully roast each other. The president is invited to speak every year and is known to deliver comedic remarks.
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