Did Joan Rivers’ death just get snubbed? Twitter seemed to think so as many addressed why the recently deceased red carpet interviewer and comedian wasn’t recognized during the “In Memoriam” segment of the 2015 Oscars.
THE OSCARS SKIPPED JOAN RIVERS?!
— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) February 23, 2015
Joan Rivers should've been in that "In Memoriam" segment, @TheAcademy.
— Chris Harnick (@chrisharnick) February 23, 2015
Did I miss Joan Rivers? Or did the Oscars?
— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) February 23, 2015
— DKNY PR GIRL® (@dkny) February 23, 2015
Viewers noticed that the tribute, which pays homage to those in the film industry who died during the past year, notably left out the “Fashion Police” star, who became widely known for her pre-award show coverage.
One Twitter user even questioned why Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a Colombian novelist who died in April 2014, was included but Rivers was not:
Remembering communist novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez but not Joan Rivers - nice one #Oscars2015
— Phelim McAleer (@PhelimMcAleer) February 23, 2015
“My mom asked questions that nobody else dared to ask,” Melissa said, referring to her mother's bold journalism. Melissa then concluded the touching memorial reel to her mother: "So here I am, 20 years later -- one last Oscars, one last red carpet and one last time to say, 'Back to you, mom.'”
Rivers died in September 2014 following surgery complications.
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