James Cameron may be a touchy guy, but don’t assume he’s a poor sport. The kajillionaire says the Academy shouldn’t have scrapped their planned Avatar parody starring Ben Stiller and Sacha Baron Cohen—at least not on his account. “I don’t know anything about that,” he told E! Online. “I don’t produce the Oscars. If they want to poke fun at Avatar Sunday, that’s OK by me.” According to New York, Cohen was going dress up as a female Na’vi and accuse Cameron of impregnating her. Worried the perfectionist director might bolt out of embarrassment, producers reportedly canceled plans and Cohen decided not to bother attending at all.
Considering how tame this sounds compared to having Bruno’s asscheeks in your face, Cameron seems disappointed he won’t get his ribbing. “The Oscars are a celebration of movies…even the gaffes and out-of-bounds stuff are all part of the fun.” Besides, with Cameron saying he hopes ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow wins Best Director for The Hurt Locker, he’ll be in a fine mood as long as they grab him while Avatar‘s snabbing all the techie trophies…and before Best Picture.
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