Casey Affleck is trending on twitter because of his decision to withdraw from presenting the Best Actress Award at the upcoming Oscars.
I’ve heard that Affleck did not want to become a distraction from the focus that should be on the performances of the actresses in the category and that is why he made the proactive move. He was in a no-win situation, with all the attention surrounding the #MeToo movement. The specter of Affleck presenting would have created controversy.-Deadline
What Twitter is Saying:
Casey Affleck won't present the Best Actress award because he has to stay at least 500 feet away from most of the nominees, probably.
— Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) January 25, 2018
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 25, 2018
Actor Casey Affleck pulls out of presenting best actress award at Oscars amid past allegations of sexual harassment https://t.co/thrGrvzbzI
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) January 25, 2018
thus ends my dream that Frances McDormand would kick Casey Affleck in the nuts on the Oscars stage https://t.co/V8zeIKZTlG
— Kevin O'Keeffe (@kevinpokeeffe) January 25, 2018
quick reminder that what deadline calls a "no-win situation" is that casey affleck was sued by two women for being a predatory creep and now people might actually care https://t.co/tpWqJWUCJP
— Caroline Framke (@carolineframke) January 25, 2018
— IndieWire (@IndieWire) January 25, 2018
In other news, Casey Affleck will not be presenting the award for Best Actress at the 90th Academy Awards because he doesn't want Frances McDormand to knee him in the groin, physically and verbally. pic.twitter.com/ZUqslD34tz
— Katie Sirles (@mister_quint) January 25, 2018
— Erik Anderson (@awards_watch) January 22, 2018