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Twitter Is Not Here for Ryan Seacrest at the 2018 Oscars

He probably should've stayed home

Kat Rosenfield

After saving its most jaw-dropping moment for last in 2017, the 90th Academy Awards might have gotten its biggest controversy out of the way before the ceremony even started -- in the form of Ryan Seacrest's much-discussed presence on the E! Red carpet.

With Seacrest publicly accused of sexual harassment by a former stylist, and with the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements having a profound impact on the conversation in Hollywood, the E! Network faces serious criticism for not only for allowing Seacrest to perform his pre-show interviewing duties per usual, but for instituting a thirty-second tape delay to protect their host from being blitzed by potentially hostile responses.

But needless to say, what E! wanted to prevent folks from saying on television is nevertheless being said on Twitter loud and clear as the Oscars red carpet kicked off. Below, we've rounded up a few of the most scathing reactions to Seacrest's big night.

With hours to go before Oscars night, the savaging started early.

Although if you were bored with the usual pre-show, you might have been kinda looking forward to it.

Some folks took the opportunity to re-publicize the allegations against Seacrest.

And some were collecting receipts on anyone who granted an interview.

Mostly, Twitter did what Twitter does best: dragged him.

And with roughly 500 different versions of this joke floating around, it's safe to say that Christopher Plummer has become the ultimate #MeToo meme.

But when it comes to throwing shade at Seacrest, let's be real: Twitter does it well... but Taraji does it best.

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