NO PLACE TO GET TOO DEEP

Herald Sun - Switched On - - ON THE COUCH -

You want to talk phi­los­o­phy at the Os­cars? An­a­lyse the global econ­omy on the red car­pet?

Melissa Rivers thinks you need to lighten up.

While earnest types not in­ter­ested in fash­ion have pushed the #AskHerMore agenda on so­cial me­dia, the Fash­ion Po­lice ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer and co-host — who ad­mits she “lives in the shal­low end of the pool” — has pushed back at those try­ing to get se­ri­ous with celebri­ties at awards events.

As the Academy Awards looms, Rivers ar­gues the gala is “not the ap­pro­pri­ate place” to play pol­i­tics. And the fans nor the celebri­ties have time for such in-depth dis­cus­sion.

“I know there’s this whole move­ment, like ‘ask her some­thing se­ri­ous’ but it’s not the ap­pro­pri­ate place for it. I’m not go­ing to ask you about your feel­ings on world hunger when in the 30 sec­onds I have with you on the red car­pet, you also have to say who you’re wear­ing, who is pay­ing you to wear it and get your plug out for your film,” Rivers told Switched On.

“Let’s be hon­est, the red car­pet is not the place for depth. We’re all there hon­our­ing each other, so let’s not get crazy.”

LIVE FROM THE RED CAR­PET ACADEMY AWARDS, MON­DAY 9.30AM; FASH­ION PO­LICE OS­CARS SPE­CIAL, TUES­DAY, 7.30PM ON E!

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