By: Ted Patterson
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 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.
I deleted my first tweet about the new rules for best movie OSCARS because I feel it was a poor analogy & misrepresented my viewpoint. I am 100% behind diversity inclusion & tolerance. I’m opposed to MANDATED ARBITRARY percentages relating to hiring human beings in any business.— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) September 9, 2020
Ted Patterson is editor of Republic Press.