Standing Ovations and the Emmys
Posted by Tracy W on September 18, 1997 at 10:21:51:
In response to standing ovations, written by Jessamyn on September 10, 1997 at 11:47:39
] Standing ovations have always been a pet peeve of mine. I've participated perhaps twice in my life. My fellow Americans are such sheep! One person rises and, dutifully, everyone else in the room follows. My problem with this is that SOs are becoming so commonplace, they don't mean anything any more.
I was a bit mortified to see that the audience at the Emmys gave Christopher Reeve a standing ovation, just for coming out on stage. He clearly is a remarkably brave man for overcoming his injuries and getting back to work, but I would imagine that by now, he just wants to be as normal as humanly possible. I would think he wants to be known as a fine director, not as that poor brave soul. Somehow, the standing ovation smacked of pity to me.
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