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Dustin Hoffman Boycotted the Oscars to Go to the Knicks Game Instead

We’re now on the other side of this year’s 88th Oscars race, and now we enter the roughly sixth month drought of good feature films. By now you know the winners, the snubs, the controversy, the dresses and various Leonardo DiCaprio memes, but I bet you didn’t know that Dustin Hoffman was not in attendance this year.

I bet you crossed Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee off your list and thought, yeah but who really cares? I wasn’t looking for them anyway. But Dustin Hoffman. That stuns. He’s a goddamn fixture of Hollywood, he’s also a white man but for some reason the two aren’t quite as mutually exclusive as should be expected. Anyway, Dustin Hoffman didn’t show up for this year’s Oscar ceremony, citing age-old Hollywood racism as his motivation:

Well, it’s always been that way. It’s not anything new, like Chris Rock, I heard said, ‘Why this year?’

Racism has been around as long as any of us have been around, so why do we expect it to not be present? So, Hoffman didn’t go to the party of the year at Vanity Fair and he wasn’t at the Dolby Theater, where the fuck was he? On the other side of the damn country, that’s where:

I went to see the Knicks game and saw my friend Spike Lee there all dressed up for the Oscars, but he was at the Knicks game.

With Dustin Hoffman, Spike Lee and countless other celebrities rearing their beautiful heads at the Knicks games on routine, it’s about time to take my voyeurism to Madison Square Garden.

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