Skip to comments.Stephen King ignites online fury over controversial Oscars tweets
Posted on 01/14/2020 2:22:29 PM PST by conservative98
Stephen King is under fire on Twitter after downplaying the role of diversity in selecting this years Academy Award nominees.
I would never consider diversity in matters of art. Only quality, the 72-year-old tweeted on Tuesday. It seems to me that to do otherwise would be wrong.
In an earlier tweet, King wrote that diversity was not even discussed in the categories he was tasked with nominating.
As a writer, I am allowed to nominate in just 3 categories: Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Screenplay, he explained. For me, the diversity issueas it applies to individual actors and directors, anywaydid not come up.
The author of It, Carrie and The Outsider was instantly eviscerated by many on social media, including Selma and When They See Us director Ava DuVernay, who has championed diversity in Hollywood.
When you wake up, meditate, stretch, reach for your phone to check on the world and see a tweet from someone you admire that is so backward and ignorant you want to go back to bed, she wrote.
Author Roxane Gay also joined in, writing, As a fan, this is painful to read from you. It implies that diversity and quality cannot be synonymous. They are not separate things. Quality is everywhere but most industries only believe in quality from one demographic. And now, here you are.
Uh oh . . . Stephen King is against affirmative action??? I hope hes ready to be canceled by all the people that LOVE him when he hates on Trump, tweeted comedian Tim Young.
The controversial statement came after multiple articles decried the fact that all nominees for the 2020 Best Director Oscar are white and male even after the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite forced the Academy to adopt diversity reforms.
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What did he say that was so horrible? That he believes awards should be based on merit?
Who is King starting to sound like?
Randal Flagg or Stu?
We all know.
That screaming toad picture makes me smile. huuugely!
love it when liberal idiots get bit by liberal idiocy
I don’t know for the life of me how one can be so leftist and then say something like this.
It’s one of the left’s most precious platforms.
It’s like being conservative but not wanting a wall.
Still, I’m glad he said it.
When you’re very wealthy, you tend to say more of what you really think.
Vince Vaughn and now King in trouble. I’m sure they’re very worried.
I watched the 2019 movie The Aeronauts. Set in 1862, there are plenty of blacks walking the streets of London and dancing with white women at the fancy ball. I guess #oscarsowhite means you now have to present false history just to avoid getting hit.
BLASPHEMY! Roll out the inquisition!
When you wake up, meditate, stretch, reach for your phone to check on the world and see a tweet from someone you admire that is so backward and ignorant you want to go back to bed. https://t.co/nPXOeAebkb— Ava DuVernay (@ava) January 14, 2020
Ya, let's give nods to people based on their color. Cause that's not racist at all...— PaeperBoi (@PaeperBoi) January 14, 2020
Diversity does not equal talent.
Of course, a liberal (being of the lower intellectual cast) will demand to differ.
And, of course, he/she/it can shove their silly little opinions up their well used Obamaholes.
He has it entirely backwards of course. First he should consider the person’s genetics than vote for someone with no talent.
No matter how much he hates Trump, King is still just dirty nasty white man to progressives.
I wonder who’s next on the progressive chopping block? Hopefully De Niro.
Kings son was mixing it up with a Trump supporter on Twitter and finally ended up saying, If you and I had a beer together, youd like me. Yeah? Thats why there used to be the saying, Dont talk about religion or politics in public. That was before the left started implementing Alinskywho demanded there be no escape from politicsin earnest.
Yeah but don’t ya know, the new commie motto, you get rewarded based on your race, nothing else
I am president of a community orchestra. We get small grants from the city and county. County had a ‘diversity’ workshop in which we broke up into groups and talked about the most important qualities in art/ music. You should have heard the lefty-blather. “Diversity” of course; ‘equality.’ ‘Empathy.” Empathy?? In art?? In an orchestra?
I put out ‘quality’ and announced it was the only one that mattered. You should have seen the demon-eyes!!! “Quality?? Over empathy?” I said, “Yes, what good is music if it is not as good as you can make it?” They just could not grasp it.
I could have warned Stephen King haha.
King is a big lib but he put his foot down in front of the cancel culture crowd.
As with J.K Rowling, hes had enough.
Diversity of thought and ideas... is not allowed. This is the trap that the ‘tolerant’ left has set for itself. If you deviate from it by one iota, the dogs are set loose.
I know couples who are opposites on the political spectrum.
They’ve been together long amounts of time.
They just don’t discuss it. Much :)
But yeah at parties religion and politics can be a mess.
Liberals demand affirmative action Oscars.
Dear Roxane Gay: diversity and quality are not synonymous.
I dare her to alternate frequently among various writing styles and fonts in her next book, add diversity. After all, that means quality (to her).
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