First Oscar-Nominated Transgender Performer Pens HARSH Explanation About Why She's Boycotting The Oscars — Get The Story Here!
This is disgraceful!
Anohni is the first transgender performer nominated for an Oscar for co-writing the song Manta Ray from the film Racing Extinction.
The Academy Award nominee wrote Manta Ray under the name Antony Hegarty and is most widely known as the singer for the indie group Antony and the Johnsons.
So you would think with a popular song that's nominated for an Oscar, Anohni would be pretty happy, right?
That's because the singer is pissed over her treatment by the Academy for being only one of two of the five nominated artists for Best Original Song that was not asked to perform at the live event — David Lang won't be performing Simple Song #3 from Youth either.
The transgender woman took to Facebook to reveal that she's going to boycott the Oscars and gives a long detailed explanation of her feelings saying:
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