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Oscars’ Kanye Moment Was a Golda Moment, Too

Meir biographer steals the scene

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Close observers of last night’s Oscars telecast might have noticed what seemed suspiciously like a Kanye moment: when the director of Best Short Documentary winner Music by Prudence, a man, went up to accept his award, another person, a woman, interrupted him soon after he had begun talking—it sounds like she says, “The man starts talking, isn’t that classic”—and proceeded to talk a bit about the film before they both left stage. The video is below.

Turns out
the incident had to do with some bad blood between the director, Roger Ross Williams, and the producer, Elinor Burkett.

Gal Beckerman, writing on the Forward’s Sisterhood blog, notes the “Jewish connection”: Burkett is the author of a Golda Meir biography.

I can’t put it better than Beckerman does: “Forget Kanye. Williams should have known better than to mess with anyone familiar in the ways of Golda.”

At The Oscars, Golda’s Biographer Pulls a Kanye West [The Sisterhood]

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she also wrote a book about how american companies are too family friendly. haven’t read it, but my visceral reaction is: i’m sorry, are we living on the same planet?

amazon tells me she wrote a couple of reported books with frank bruni, presumably the same frank bruni who was the restaurant critic at the NYT. i wonder what he’d have to say?

Ken Donow says:

Is this supposed to be an excuse for her? A complement? A boast? Really, I don’t care. It was as embarassing, vulgar, and regretful as anything an adult should be allowed to get away with in public. Any bad blood she has with the guy should be taken care of in court or with a mediator. I also am sorry we are living on the same planet.

Bryna Weiss says:

Reply to Ken Donow:

My sentiments exactly!! And I was ashamed that she was obviously Jewish.

monica says:

was that not the tackiest thing you ever saw? The woman shot herself in the foot by looking like some kind of wacko, grabbing the mike and then ranting. VERY poorly done, whoever you are.


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