Since yesterday’s announcement on Deadline that this year’s Best Original song nominees will not be performed at the Academy Awards, Muppet fans have taken to Twitter to encourage the Academy to rethink their decision.
Muppets advocate Judd Apatow has told fans to tweet @TheAcademy to allow the Muppets to perform. The ceremony’s musical directors, composer Hans Zimmer and rapper Pharrell Williams, have not expressly commented on the Muppet snub, but Williams told "The New York Times” that he and his partner are “thinking beyond the usual standards” regarding their plans.
"Man or Muppet" from "The Muppets" is one of the only two nominees in the category; "Real in Rio" from "Rio" holds the other spot.
Check out some of the best reactions here:
— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) February 8, 2012
— Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall) February 7, 2012
My feed right now: Celebration on Prop 8 unconstitutionality and outrage over no muppets singing at Oscars.I love you, Twitter.
— Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) February 7, 2012
the Oscars are thinking of cutting the original song performances which means no muppets.for me no muppets no oscars avc.lu/xyZaAa
— Jeff Garlin (@jgarlin) February 7, 2012
The Oscars doing their best to make sure you won't have to listen to any Muppets. avc.lu/xyZaAa
— The AV Club (@TheAVClub) February 7, 2012
I thought our generation didn't care about social issues, but then I saw there's a petition for The Muppets to perform at The Oscars.
— Mike Modest (@MikeModest) February 8, 2012
What? Snow White & Rob Lowe can sing a terrible knockoff of Proud Mary on the Oscars but no Muppets? Epic fail, @theacademy. Epic fail.
— binarystargazer (@binarystargazer) February 8, 2012