If you watched the 2015 Oscar nominee announcements live on Thursday morning, you already know that the best part was when Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs said "Dick Poop" instead of "Dick Pope" when revealing that the cinematographer was nominated for his work on the film Mr. Turner. I'm still giggling about it now and, yes, I am a 25-year-old woman and, yes, the nomination announcement was hours ago at this point. Well, by the grace of God, Dick Pope responded to the Dick Poop slipup and did so in the best way possible: Dissing imbeciles like me who laugh at feces jokes on Twitter and saying that he's been called worse. This man is my new hero.
Speaking with the Los Angeles Times (instead of me for some reason — weird), Pope explained that he was in London "on a private tour at London's Tate Museum, to which artist J.M.W. Turner, the subject of the movie, bequeathed all his work," when Boone Isaacs flub happened, so didn't see it on live TV. In an effort to be extra clear here, we already know that Dick Pope is British, was overseas in some fancy museum, and didn't bother watching the Oscar noms. This is a classy ass dude.
Furthermore, he's never been on Twitter and doesn't know what "trending" is. Commenting on people laughing about Dick Poop online, he told the LA Times, "If that's what people talk to each other about on [Twitter], I would never be on it. Not if that's the level of intelligent conversation." BUUUURN! Ah, it stings! It stings!
Pope went on to say, "I've been called a lot worse in my time. It doesn't bother me in the slightest. But the poor president of the academy must feel terrible about making the slipup. It was 5:30 in the morning."
Mr. Pope, you are amazing. Not only did you respond to the flub, but in only a couple of sentences, you expertly insulted all of Twitter, gave your sympathies to the Academy president, and made an awesome joke about being called worse. Just know that, even as my hero, when I think of you I have to think of you as Dick Poop. I'm sorry. There's nothing I can do about it, because.... Hahahahaha Dick Poop! Hilarious!