September 11, 2020

Kirstie Alley Calls Oscars Diversity Mandates 'A Disgrace'

  • Flyover Country

By: Ted Patterson

In Brief:

The powers that oversee the distribution of Oscars have instituted new mandates to make the process more “diverse,” and actress Kirstie Alley is calling them out for their nonsense.

The Background:

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that to qualify for a Best Picture Oscar, a film must portray or employ a certain percentage of minorities. The Daily Wire reports:

In response to this blatant violation of artistic freedom, actress Kirstie Alley (“Cheers,” “Star Trek”) said the new rules are “a disgrace to artists everywhere” and likened it to telling Picasso what he could and could not paint.

“This is a disgrace to artists everywhere…can you imagine telling Picasso what had to be in his fucking paintings,” tweeted Kirstie Alley. “You people have lost your minds. Control artists, control individual thought .. OSCAR ORWELL.”

Kristie Alley deleted that tweet and later clarified that she supports diversity and inclusion but opposes the mandating of it.

Notable Quotes:

Ted Patterson is editor of Republic Press.

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