Hollywood Elites Get $225,000 Oscars Swag Bag After Lecturing Rest of Us on Equality
Wealthy A-listers happy to take $225k gift bags despite preaching about inequality
Hollywood's elites were gifted swag bags at this year's Oscars containing a staggering $225,000 worth of gifts each, despite many of the celebrities in attendance using the event to wag their finger at the rest of us with lectures about equality.
A parade of wealthy A-Listers preached down at us about inequality at the ceremony all while collecting the gift bag costing more than most people earn in several years.
The 2020 Academy Awards swag bag was put together by LA-based Distinctive Assets and contained gold-plated vaping devices, vouchers for free cosmetic surgery, a cruise on a luxury yacht, VIP dating services, and more, according to reports.
“It’s the highest value we’ve ever put together,” Lash Fary, the founder of Distinctive Assets, said.
“This year’s top swag includes a $78,000, 12-day yacht cruise; $20,000 of facial rejuvenation treatments; and $20,000 in matchmaking services,” according to Yahoo.
Among almost 80 items included in the Oscars gift bag was a 24-carat gold-plated vaping device, which was apparently included because star Leonardo DiCaprio is such a fan of vaping.
Fary insisted that the luxury swag bag is a thank you to the A-Listers for how wonderful they are, according to Breitbart.
“This is an acknowledgment of an amazing performance that they put in and, for many of them, a lifetime of amazing performances,” he said.
"So, you’re never too rich or famous to outgrow gratitude."
Naturally, the companies that produce the high-priced goods are thrilled to be associated with the Oscars and the high-profile stars whose names were all over the news for Oscars weekend.
As Fary noted, that is why he can get “the most insanely priced things” for the swag bag.
“This is a business endeavor,” Fary admitted.
"This is about the promotion. This is about products connecting their services and their wares with the biggest trendsetters in the world."
Fary has been assembling the bags for 18 years, but this year’s bag carries a record price tag.
Still, Fary is no stranger to bags in the $200K range.
In 2016 Fary’s bag contained more than $200K of items including holistic pet products, luxury car rentals, sex toys, and M&Ms.
The gift bags also followed a theme in the past.
After the #MeToo movement ousted disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein, the 2018 Oscars swag bag included a keychain pepper spray can, gel pepper spray, personal body alarms, as well as a testing kit that determines whether a drink has been drugged.