4. John Irving Thanked Planned Parenthood
After winning Best Adapted Screenplay for his novel The Cider House Rules in 2000, writer John Irving thanked Planned Parenthood and what was then the National Abortion Rights Action League. He also questioned the "protocol" for acceptance speeches at the award show.

It doesn't come as much of a surprise, then, that before this year's show, the Oscar winner urged Hollywood to get political.

"What is needed from Hollywood now is more "outright bias." Examine the outright bias of President Trump; consider the sexual dinosaur that Vice President Pence is. Pence believes in conversion therapy for homosexuals; he was among the first to propose defunding Planned Parenthood. In Trump's administration, LGBT and abortion rights are in danger," he wrote in a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter.

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