But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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The legendary street graffiti artist Banksy recently appealed to the Oscar committee to be allowed to wear a disguise to the awards ceremony.
He's been nominated for best documentary, Exit Through The Gift Shop, yet, they turned down his request!
The committee claims that it would urge people to copy-cat, and try and crash the ceremony.
If that's true, we feel like this is an easy fix with the whole checking of tickets or official ID badges or wristbands or some sort of solution that's been going on at concerts forever.
We think, however, that the committee isn't keen on this:
"The fun but disquieting scenario is that if the film wins and five guys in monkey masks come to the stage all saying, "I'm Banksy," who the hell do we give it [award] to?"
As you're all aware, much of Banksy's lore is that he's anonymous. That nobody truly knows who he is, despite people claiming they do.
Amusingly, Banksy had this to say about awards ceremonies:
"This is a big surprise. I don't agree with the concept of award ceremonies, but I'm prepared to make an exception for the ones I'm nominated for. The last time there was a naked man covered in gold paint in my house, it was me."
So what's the big deal, Oscar committee?? Ben Stiller can come on stage dressed as a freaking Na'vi, but Banksy can't be disguised??
Makes no sense to us!
What do U think??
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