The 2019 Oscars were held Sunday night (Feb.24) and many had amazing things to say when accepting their awards. Green Book won several awards including “Best Original Screenplay.” The movie’s director, Peter Farrelly, accepted the award and gave an interesting shoutout to the Detroit based, Shinola watch company:
Many Detroiters had something to say about his statement including congresswoman Rashida Tlaib.
Shinola also issued a statement in which they thanked Farrelly for his shoutout but also wanted people to know that their would be know Shinola without Detroit:
We’d like to congratulate Peter Farrelly on his Oscar win for Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture. Peter has been a friend of the brand for years and the Shinola shout-out during his speech was completely unplanned and unexpected. While we are so thankful for the love we did want to make it clear that without the city of Detroit, there would be no Shinola. The city gave our brand life and it’s something we will never take for granted.
What are you thoughts on this? Was Farrelly wrong for his statement?
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