Why did they want the President of Ukraine at the Oscars?

One of the best-known public figures on the planet in this 2022 is, without a doubt, Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine Since winning the May 2019 elections with 73.22% of the vote in the second round, Petró Poroshenko has had to leave the Mariyinsky Palace. But his fame is due to the invasion of his country by Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

The UN General Assembly condemned at the beginning of March by a large majority, of 141 hands raised against 5 votes against, 35 abstentions and 12 absences, the armed aggression of its powerful neighbor. And the face of the ruler has become very recognizable to viewers and Internet users around the world. For him, Amy Schumer wanted him at the next Oscars.

Along with fellow actresses Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall, the New York comedian was cast as gala presenter in which the awards of the American Film Academy will be awarded, in its ninety-fourth edition, on the Spanish morning of the 28th. And, although she would have liked it, it is assumed that Volodímir Zelenski will not be able to have an intervention so.

Volodímir Zelenski, at the Oscars gala on the proposal of Amy Schumer

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“I think there’s definitely a pressure to say, ‘It’s a vacation; [dejemos] that people forget [lo que está pasando]; we just wanna have tonight [sin pensar en ello]”. But it’s like, “Well, We have so many eyes and ears on this show…“”, declared Amy Schumer to one of her colleagues, host of the Canadian program The Drew Barrymore Show.

“I believe that this is a great opportunity to comment on at least a couple of things“, assured one of the three visible faces of the Oscars 2022, winner of an Emmy Award in 2015 for the sketches from Inside Amy Schumer (2013-2016). “I have a few jokes that highlight the current type of situation. I mean, there are so many horrible things going on that it seems hard to focus on just one.”