I’m not talking about the Paris attack at Charlie Hebdo, though that assault was savage. I’m referring to the terror in northeast Nigeria, where Islamist group Boko Haram slaughtered roughly 2,000 people.
This isn’t about whether one incident is worse than the other, but it’s clear little attention was paid to the Nigeria assault during last night’s show. Conversely, a proper outpouring for Paris was on display from stars like George Clooney, Jared Leto, Joshua Jackson, and Helen Mirren, while Common and John Legend made connections between their film Selma and the 2014 deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
Feminism was also on the table, with Maggie Gyllenhaal