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Oscar Producer Says Avoiding Javier/Josh Kiss Was An Honest Mistake!

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Damage control or honest mistake?

We're not sure we can tell!

After ABC's telecast of Sunday's Academy Awards cut away from presenters Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin sharing an impromptu on-stage kiss and dance number, the network has received criticism once again claiming that they did this deliberately to avoid airing a same-sex lip lock!

However, Award producer Bruce Cohen has released the following statement:

“It [the dance and the kiss] was unscripted, and the plan in the truck was always to cut to Penelope in the audience applauding Josh’s and Javier’s introduction, so that is what happened, just as they were starting to dance. Josh and Javier’s moment (I saw them start to dance, but, to be honest, I have no idea if they kissed — that’s the first I’ve heard of that) would have made a great TV moment, but since no one knew it was coming, we cut to the gorgeous Mz. Cruz as planned. By the time, we cut back from her close-up, Josh and Javier were walking to the podium.”

Hmm! We understand that is must be incredibly difficult as a producer to keep an eye on EVERYTHING that's happening, while simultaneously managing what cameras are where, but that's sort of a BIG moment to miss!

Feels a little like an excuse to us, but honestly, who knows?

Just make sure it doesn't happen again, guys!

What do U think was in play here?? Homophobia or an honest mistake??

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29 comments to “Oscar Producer Says Avoiding Javier/Josh Kiss Was An Honest Mistake!”



  1. 1

    YOU ARE SO HETEROPHOBIC.



  2. 2

    This sounds pretty kosher. Let's not forget, when Madonna kissed Britney at the MTV Music Awards, she ALSO kissed Christina but the camera had already cut to Justin Timberlake's reaction–and when it cut back, the Aguilera kiss was pretty much over. Christina got the raw end of that deal, because all the publicity went to Madonna and Brit and it was rarely mentioned that Christina got Britney's sloppy seconds…



  3. 3

    Just like you, Perez, sounds like an excuse to me! But just to be fair to the academy, I'm going to assume that it was a mistake. Although deep down inside me, I honestly think it was a little bit of both. A "planned" mistake. And grow up, bchels, no one is being heterophobic. Perez is just making observations just like anyone else has a right to make observations about gays. Stop being so ignorant.



  4. 4

    WHO CARES!!!!!!!
    Stop making a big deal and calling EVERYONE and their mama homophobic! There are greater problems in the world than your feelings. GET OVER IT!
    (BTW..I am gay. We are not all incessantly picking at situations and circumstances to find fake gay haters. Post BTW. I also dislike lady gaga. I am aware of her agenda as are most my friends.)



  5. 5

    Go Fuck yourself you cock sucking pedophile



  6. 6

    So if they don't show two men kissing it's either a mistake or being homophobic. Lawl stupid.



  7. 7

    "Just make sure it doesn't happen again, guys!" Or else what?



  8. 8

    Re: bchnels – lmao!! thank you!!



  9. 9

    Please! Come on! if you were so smart as you say you are then you know that EVERY second is planned on these kind of events! The camera has to change and it's all planned. And the kiss was not scripted.. Therefor they went with their original plan with cutting to penelope which makes TOTAL sense!



  10. 10

    Javier Bardem is soooooo sexy!!!!



  11. 11

    OH MY GOODNESS! GET OFF YOUR HIGH HORSE! IT WAS AN HONEST MISTAKE! NOT EVERYONE IS OUT TO "GET" GAY PEOPLE! STOP BEING A HETEROPHOBE!



  12. 12

    homophobic.

    It does sound like an excuse, but to their 'credit', the whole show was so poorly conceived, produced and directed this year, if they did miss a big moment like this, it would at least be consistent. That's poor praise, though.



  13. 13

    They plan these things out to the milosecond. They don't have the time to hold the shot on everyone just in case there might be a same sex something or other happen that YOU want to see.Besides you, I don't think anyone else in the world gives a rats ass about this,including Javier and Josh.



  14. 14

    Re: bchnels – THANK YOU! Perez, do you not realize that most people in the world are STRAIGHT? Why is that so unbelievable to you? You seem to live in this gay bubble and expect everyone to accept you but clearly you have a problem with the fact that most dudes like to copulate with FEMALES.



  15. 15

    Enough already! I am all for equal rights, but every little thing is getting blown out of proportion. Stop adding to the craziness and making a mountain out of a mole hill for your own agenda. I personally do not like to see any two people getting into some crazy over the top tongue kiss, whether they be hetero or gay. I can rent movies of my choice for that. Besides, it would not be appropiate at an awards show. That is just plain trashy regardless of who's doing it.



  16. 16

    It seems like every little mistake or comment made nowadays is automatically "homophobic" or "racist". Can't things just be an accident?
    Everything is being made into such a bug deal now. I think everyone needs to just calm down and stop nitpicking every little thing.



  17. 17

    Sorry but as a tv producer I can tell you, these guys have dozens of cameras on everyone and one person whose job it is to get the best shot. An unscripted dance would get their attention and someone of Oscars caliber would be totally able to make a split second decision not to go to Penelope if there's a better shot - just as they could decide to go to take another shot to AVOID showing two men kissing.



  18. 18

    If they had a camera on Penelope, then obviously they had PLANNED to cut to her! Common flipping sense, Perez. Stop trying to create drama where there is none!



  19. 19

    Not every same sex kiss has to be covered. If these guys decided to do it on their own and the director had a preplanned cut why blame them. We never hear you Applaud when SNL has one of their sketches where guys tongue kiss.



  20. 20

    Stop making something out of nothing. The cut to Penelope looked scripted. Besides who wants to see to older heterosexual guys kiss. Same sex kissing is getting so old. Lets move on.



  21. 21

    You need to seriously shut the fuck up. It's getting to a point that if you continue to shove gay rights issues down our throats , no one is going to be on your side. This wasn't discrimination or a sign of inequality so let it go man. And even if they decided to cut this scene on purpose, they have every right too, most people aren't comfortable with two men kissing and probably never will be. It's something you have to face. I'm totally for homosexuality, but I myself wouldn't be comfortable with two men, or two woman kissing in front of me. It's an issue you must face. This show is also broadcasted to a younger audience no wonder they wouldn't want to include that scene. Just shut up and get off your high fucking horse. YOU ARE THE ONE THATS HETEROPHOBE YOU DUMBASS. No one in the world gives two shits about this whole javier/josh thins, homosexuals or hetero, apparently just you. SHUTUP.



  22. 22

    I like how the liars say "i'm not homophobic but . . .""I'm gay, but I don't like to see it" A gay person would never say that. You idiots can't even lie sufficiently.
    Yes gay makes people uncomfortable, and they will never get comfortable until THEY GET USED TO SEE IT. What black people waited til white people were "comfortable" with sitting next to them on a bus, or eating at the same restaurant, or drinking from the same water fountain. America doen't give any group of people ANYTHING you have to fight for your rights in the country. The Japanese had to do it when they arrived, then the Irish had to fight, then the Italian had to fight, Then the Jews, Then Blacks,now the Muslims, gays, and Latinos have to get bitten by dogs (xenophobes), sprayed by fire hose, threatin and beatin. THE MORE YOU LIARS (which shows your level of intellect) HOLD GAY PEOPLE BACK THE MORE WE WILL PRESS ON, BECAUSE. . . WE . . . . ARE . . . .AMERICANS!!!!!!!!!!!



  23. 23

    THIS ENTIRE SITE IS ABOUT MAKING A BIG DEAL ABOUT PEOPLE AND AN INDUSTRY THATS NOT IMPORTANT. SO STOP SAYING "STOP MAKING A BIG DEAL ABOUT" SHOULD PEREZ MAKE A BIG DEAL ABOUT JUSTIN BIEBER?, TAYLOR SWIFT?, OR SNOOKI, BECAUSE THEY EFFECT THE WORLD? YOU'RE NOT HALF AS SMART AS YOUR PARENTS MISLEAD YOU TO BELIEVE. IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO TELL SOMEONE NOT TO USE VOICE THEY HAVE TO FURTHER IMPROVE THE FUTURE FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR PEOPLE. YOU WOULD NEVER TELL A JEWISH PERSON TO STOP TALKING ABOUT THE GENOCIDE. WHAT RIGHT DO YOU HAVE TO TELL SOMEONE HOW TO RUN THEIR OWN BUSINESS THAT YOU DON'T EVEN PAY MONEY TO? IT'S "FREE" "FREE" "FREE" NEWS YOU SELF ENTITLED, ILLOGICAL, REPROBATES!!!! THE WORLD MUCH LESS PEREZ DOESN'T OWE YOU SHIT!!!!!



  24. 24

    Re: iloverickymartin
    But I was shocked at how FAT he looked!



  25. 25

    Perez, it was not homophobia as Bruce Cohen is gay and an activist. He produced Milk???



  26. 26

    IDK, I'm not in tv but aren't they suppose to think on their feet, in other words, Yeah, they have guidelines they are going by, but you see this happening and you cut away?? You know unexpected things will happen throughout the evening…come on… I don't buy it, by the way, if it matters, I'm straight.



  27. 27

    Re: Spanishphly – So gay people can't dislike PDA? I'm straight and I hate straight, gay, black, white, indian….ANY KIND OF PDA.
    I especially don't want to see that crap on a televised awards show, which is supposed to show some class.
    And I honestly hope they DID cut that scene out on purpose. If I had kids, I wouldn't let them watch any couple making out on TV.
    I say keep anything more than a hug off shows like this. It's not sending good messages regardless of the couple's sexuality.



  28. 28

    So it's great tv for two women to kiss or straight men kissing but adam lambert was nearly hanged out in the courtyard… weird.



  29. 29

    Re: Blueskybreeze – Gay people like any other group crave to see images of themselves in a positve and EXCEPTING NOT TOLERATED light in the media. Funny How these "mistakes" never happen when 2 women kiss. didn't happen once when Sandar Bullock Kiss Meryl Streep at nearly every award show last year.