Robert Irwin has expressed his outrage after Margot Robbie was unexpectedly snubbed by the Academy Awards and missed out on a Best Actress nomination for her role in Barbie.
Both Margot and the film’s director Greta Gerwig were omitted from their respective categories, although Barbie received a total of eight nominations including Best Supporting Actor for Ryan Gosling and Best Supporting Actress for America Ferrera.
The Academy’s decision to not recognise both Margot and Greta has outraged fans around the world, including Robert Irwin who spoke passionately about the topic on The Project on Wednesday night.
“Come on, that is just ridiculous,” he said. “They made that movie, Greta and Margot, that’s the reason why we have the Barbie movie. That’s ridiculous.”
The Project host Waleed Aly then asked the 20-year-old Wildlife Warrior if he plans on renouncing his American citizenship following the controversy.
“I think it only makes sense,” he replied.
“That's just how I go out, that's the new uniform policy at Australia Zoo,” Robert joked. “No, that was our Halloween costume.
“I'm a very very lucky Ken, I've got a beautiful Barbie.”
Hillary Clinton chimes in on Oscars snub
Robert certainly wasn’t the only celebrity to speak out in support of Margot and Greta, with Hillary Clinton sharing a poignant post on social media.
“Greta and Margot, while it can sting to win the box office but not take home the gold, your millions of fans love you,” she wrote. “You’re both so much more than Kenough.”
The former US secretary of state added the hashtag ‘HillaryBarbie’ and received thousands of comments from people sharing similar sentiments.
Michelle Yeoh, who made history as the first Asian woman to win Best Actress at last year’s Oscars, was also asked about the snub during an interview on the Today show in the US on Wednesday.
“You know, joy and disappointment, it seems to go hand in hand,” she said. “It's just, for us, it's like, it's not enough nominations to go around.
“The only take is like, it's so competitive out there and there is no guarantee because you're not the only voter, you know? It's widespread.
“Thank god the movie got nominated for Best Picture. But you do think, ‘How do you get nominated for Best Picture but not Best Director and not Best Actress?’.”
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