Oscars 2022 Gift Bags Accused of Being Hypocritical in Light of Ukraine Advocacy

The gift bags were valued at $140,000 before the 2022 Oscars. Social media users were unhappy with celebrities receiving gift bags. They could use the money to support the Ukraine crisis. Many people suggested that the money could go to charity since Ukraine is still at war against Russia. 

Piers Morgan tweeted “Rather than make virtuous tearful speeches tonight about how much they care about Ukraine, it might be nice if all the Oscars presenters [and] nominees auction their revoltingly ostentatious $140,000 gift bags to raise funds for Ukrainian refugees.”

Another fan called the Oscars for their gift bags. “Moment of silence at [Oscars] for Ukraine followed by solicitation for donations,”The person wrote. “Maybe they should start by forgoing their $140k gift bags and donating that money instead? Set a good example?”

Another fan was added. “Finding it a little difficult..actually a lot ..to watch The Oscars tonight…With their 6 figure gift bags and tremendous wealth and luxurious lifestyles..whilst seeing pictures of homeless suffering people in Ukraine.”A few of the items are included in the “Everyone Wins”The Nominee gift bag contains Opopop flavor wrapped popcorn kernels, Bahlsen Biscuits biscuits and wafers, Nano -Amplified Cannabis Skincare from HempHera Kosmetikos supplements, spermidineLIFE and Longevity Labs supplements, BYROE salad-infused skincare and an all-inclusive visit to Turin Castle in Scotland. Distinctive Assets produced the gift bags and they were accepted by nominees like Denzel Washington and Jessica Chastain.

“We are humbled to be commemorating two decades of curating a specialty gift bag that has become a global pop culture phenomenon, Distinctive Assets founder Larry Fary said. “These nominees are celebrated, but we also celebrate normalcy in a post pandemic world. 

One celebrity requested that Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian President, speak at the Oscars. CNN Sean Penn, Oscar winner, said it during an appearance“I encourage everyone to know that even though this may be their moment and I understand that, it is their opportunity to celebrate their films and to protest and boycott the Academy Awards.” Penn also said it would be “The most outrageous moment in Hollywood history” – if Zelensky does not speak. 

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