The latest Oscar trend among celebrities is to skip the Academy Awards ceremony altogether in favor of watching the event unfold from glamorous Hollywood parties on the night.
One of the hottest tickets of Oscar night is the annual party hosted by Elton John, who even managed to top the Vanity Fair party this year with his star-studded event aimed at raising awareness in the fight against AIDS.
JETSS attended the party and talked exclusively to Charlie Sheen, who made a surprise and fashionably late appearance in a typically controversial T-shirt and three friends by his side. The actor’s shirt bore his own face with the phrase “Keep positively negative” printed below it.
Sheen revealed he is HIV positive in November 2015 and although the event was already aimed at raising AIDS awareness, Sheen made sure it stuck in the memory of everyone who managed to snap a picture of him.
In our exclusive interview, Sheen explained his outfit in his trademark brazenly cool manner. “Some said, ‘You’re not wearing a tie.’ And I said, ‘Well, I’m at an event for AIDS and I brought my HIV.”
Sheen then moved on to a serious point after joining his friend Quincy Jones’ side: “I came here with a message about the ways we can prevent HIV,” he said. “This is the night of diversity and acceptance with peace and without stigma between black people, white people, gays, transvestites and people with HIV.”
“The world needs to learn to accept ‘different’ and to coexist peacefully,” Sheen continued in his exclusive interview with JETSS. “People should learn how to interact in a more modern manner.”
Legendary music producer Quincy Jones, who was by the side of his friend Yann Duzert, echoed Sheen’s sentiments, saying: “Newgotiation needs a hymn called ‘We are the World.’”
Jones jokingly referenced the famous song written by Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson in a comparison to the method of negotiation, or “Newgotiation,” developed by Harvard professor and PhD Yann Duzert to resolve conflicts in areas such as the arts, politics and the sciences.