— ¿Sabías que? (@sabiastuque_) March 1, 2014
Given the rumors that the Academy Awards Ceremony would include artists’ messages regarding the protests in Venezuela, the event was not aired [es] by Venevisión, the biggest television outlet in Venezuela which traditionally aired the ceremony.
The network informed on Twitter:
Queremos informar que este año no tenemos los derechos de transmisión de los Premios Óscar.
— Venevision (@venevision) March 2, 2014
We want to inform that we don't have the rights to air the Academy Awards this year.
The reactions to the possibility that some artists might have sent a solidarity message with the protests went from jokes…
Los Narco-Dependientes mas famosos del mundo atacan a Venezuela hoy, desde la entrega de los Premios Oscar. No te lo pierdas.
— Rommel Bello (@RommelBello) March 2, 2014
The world's most famous drug-addicts attack Venezuela today from the Academy Awards. Don't miss it.
— Ray Angel Torres (@rayangeltorres) March 2, 2014
Meanwhile, many creative memes on the matter appeared on the web.
— Mili (@milivallad) March 2, 2014
It's worth noting that Venezuelans with cable TV were able [es] to watch the Oscars.