Thursday’s Oscar nominations turned up much of the usual fanfare and plenty of snubs, but the Internet is already lapping up an unfortunate misread of the teleprompter.
She said Dick Poop!! #OscarNoms— Andy Cohen (@Andy) January 15, 2015
I mean, poor Dick Pope. The cinematographer just received his second Oscar nomination, for Mr. Turner, and what’s supposed to be an exciting morning is scorned (or made better, if you’re a 12-year-old on the Internet) thanks to Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs pronouncing his name as “Dick Poop” instead.
At first, people were confused. They asked if their ears had deceived them. Did Isaacs actually say Dick Poop?
Did the presenter just call Dick Pope 'Dick Poop'?— Martyn Conterio (@martynconterio) January 15, 2015
Whether irked about the predictability of the nominations or just overly tired and giggly on a Thursday morning, “Dick Poop” is now everywhere. Everyone’s inner preteen is rising to the tumultuously shitty occasion.
I hope Pope wins.
SHE SAID DICK POOP HELP— noelia (@batinoelia) January 15, 2015
Overheard in the newsroom: “She made the Oscars interesting again.” #dickpoop— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) January 15, 2015
Dick Poop. #TwitterTurnsTwo— Steph Haberman (@StephLauren) January 15, 2015
Adele Dazeem: Out— Ali Arikan (@aliarikan) January 15, 2015
Dick Poop: In
This lady doing the Oscar nominations just said "dick poop" and I yelled it back at the tv because I'm 12— john r stanton (@dcbigjohn) January 15, 2015
Whatever you do, don’t Google “Dick Poop.” The folks over at Empire Magazine apparently did, and we don’t want to know what they found.
Guys, we just Googled Dick Poop to see if he was real. Take it from us: don't go there. DO NOT GO THERE.— Empire Magazine (@empiremagazine) January 15, 2015
Sony Classics, which distributed Mr. Turner, was not amused.
It's Dick POPE, guys.— Sony Classics (@sonyclassics) January 15, 2015
Of course, Dick Poop works on another level entirely. It’s how we feel about recent events in the world, the state of things on the Internet, and quite frankly, how we feel about the state of a lot of things.
We are all Dick Poop.
Update 3:56pm CT: “I’ve been called a lot worse,” Dick Pope told USA Today. If that’s what people talk to each about on [Twitter], I would never be on it.”
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