Anonymous asked: Host of the Oscars, Ellen Degeneres, commented in her opening monologue that June Squibb, a nominated actress, is the oldest nominee at 84. Ellen then leaned down towards June and loudly repeated what she said as if June is hard of hearing. What do you think? Ageist? I say yes.
This was the roast section of Ellen DeGeneres’ act. She made fun of Amy Adams for being uneducated, Jennifer Lawrence for being clumsy, Liza Minelli for being Liza Minelli, and June Squibb for being deaf—which she clearly is not. Ageist, yes, but I howled with laughter.