Electronic Cigarettes are showing up everywhere and even at some of the major popular celebrity events and award ceremonies. Could the Oscars be next?
Here's what happened at the Golden Globes
“Interestingly Julia has decided to sit in the film section” remarks Tina Fey to Amy Poehler.
“Hi Julia, you know us from TV” says Amy.
to a sunglasses wearing Julia Loius-Dreyfus vaping on a blue LED
electronic cigarette. Smiling next to her is Reese Witherspoon who
gamely tries to get Julie to take a selfie. Cool as ice Julia waves away
you missed it, this was a hilarious little skit that played during
January's Golden Globes awards. It was pretty funny stuff and played on
the pretensions some actors have about the divide between television and
But, the piece was not without a little controversy.
no secret that more and more celebrities are making the switch from
traditional cigarettes to the electronic version. It is also hard to
argue that celebrities aren't influential on public culture. That's why
advertisers are willing to pay Kim Kardashian $10,000 for a single tweet
about their products. (Whether the Kardashian's are exactly great role models is another question)
a result of the skit four senators wrote a formal letter of complaint
to the producers of the Golden globes. In essence they said that by
allowing Julia Louise Dreyfuss to smoke an electronic cigarette on
camera they were in effect advertising the product. Of course it didn't
help that Julia looked pretty cool as she was doing it.
Dreyfuss was the only celebrity using electronic cigarettes during the
Golden Globe's as well. Wolf of Wall Street actor Leonardo DiCaprio was
also seen in vaping away on electronic cigarette. This time it was a
plain white electronic cigarette and it wasn't any joke. Showing that
while celebrities using electronic cigarettes may be a source the humor,
it also reflects the reality of the situation. DiCaprio was obviously
happy that he could finally enjoy a nicotine hit while still sitting
No matter some senators might think of the golden globes
skit, Julia Louise Dreyfuss still managed to find the humour in the
situation. She has since retweeted a picture of herself vaping on the
electronic cigarette for her followers is to enjoy. And apparently she
hasn't hurt her reputation with politicians too much other. While she
may have waved away Reese Witherspoons's request for a selfie she was
happy to pose for one with real life vice president Joe Biden at a White
House state dinner only a few days after the golden globes.