Corey Feldman Blasts Oscars Over ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Nominations

“Call Me by Your Name” was one of the most acclaimed films of the year, but for Corey Feldman it’s a reason to boycott the Oscars.

The film, which centres on a romance between a 24-year-old grad student and a 17-year-old, is nominated at the Academy Awards in several categories, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay.

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On Sunday, Feldman, who has been outspoken about his own alleged abuse as a child actor by older men in Hollywood, tweeted his disdain for the film, announcing he would be skipping the Oscar parties he’s been invited to in protest.

The 46-year-old went on to highlight the perceived hypocrisy of Hollywood celebrating the film in the wake of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, pointing to “subliminal themes” in the film which he alleges endorse “grooming and manipulating a young innocent boy into a world of homo erotica.”

Some on Twitter agreed with Feldman’s assessment of the film’s themes.

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Others let the actor know of their disagreement and support for the film.

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