At Oscars, Joaquin Phoenix Rips ‘Ego-Centric Worldview,’ Using Cows for Milk

‘When we support each other, not when we cancel each other out for past mistakes’

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PHOENIX: “We feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow and when she gives birth, we steal her baby. Even though her cries of anguish are unmistakable. And then we take her milk that’s intended for her calf and we put it in our coffee and our cereal.

Now, I have been — I’ve been a scoundrel all my life. I’ve been selfish, I’ve been cruel at times, hard to work with, and I’m grateful, that so many of you in this room have given me a second chance. And I think that’s when we’re at our best, when we support each other, not when we cancel each other out for past mistakes, but when we help each other to grow, when we educate each other, when we guide each other toward redemption. That is the best of humanity."


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