Twitter does not like seeing Ryan Seacrest on the Oscars red carpet

Ryan Seacrest was trending on Twitter Sunday night — and not in a good way.

Because even though Seacrest’s former stylist came forward accusing him of sexual assault less than a week ago, E! decided to move forward with him as the host of its red carpet Oscars coverage on Hollywood’s biggest night.

Although there’s no denying Seacrest is the man for the job in interviewing celebrities, viewers are not sure if keeping him on the task was worth the possible insult and injury. Some are pointing out that although he’s innocent until proven guilty, it still may not the smartest move to keep him on the carpet.




“It’s very conflicting to give an opinion on the Ryan Seacrest issue. It’s a slippery slope. While we want to protect people who share their story, we still stand on innocent until proven guilty. I’ve personally flipped flopped on this,” one woman tweeted. Another wrote, “fyi it’s actually fucking insulting that Ryan Seacrest is doing the interviews on the red carpet, given the allegations against him, and Giuliana Rancic and her gorgeous, glorious self is being underutilized at a second location.”

The problem is, while ABC is doing its own preshow and Michael Strahan is killing it, E! is traditionally the go-to network for red carpet moments. And Twitter is torn; many are protesting Seacrest by watching another channel, whereas many others don’t trust any other channels for red carpets.





Others are calling out E! entirely — not only for disregarding the accusations, but also for not making better use of Giuliana Rancic, who is not even live on the red carpet, but is watching it from the nearby Roosevelt Hotel.






 

 

 

E! is apparently airing with a 30-second delay. Twitter users are talking about how this could be to avoid airing any awkward Ryan run-ins, especially after the Catt Sadler comments that aired on E! at the Golden Globes.



Some are commenting on how we might not see many women if we watch E!




Others are shaming those who have talked to him already, including Allison Janney, Tiffany Haddish, and Mary J. Blige.



A lot of people are trying to make light of the very awkward setup on the red carpet: So many celebrities have spoken out in support of the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements, yet, here’s Seacrest.






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