Skip to comments.Stephen King backtracks on diversity comments after criticism
Posted on 01/16/2020 8:28:12 PM PST by yesthatjallen
Stephen King appeared to backtrack on his recent comments about "never" considering "diversity in matters of art" after criticism from a number of prominent artists, including Ava DuVernay.
"The Shining" writer on Tuesday weighed in on the controversy that ensued after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated a nearly all-white slate for acting Oscars.
"For me, the diversity issue did not come up," King, who is a voting member of the Academy, wrote on Twitter of his nominations for the best picture, best adapted screenplay and best original screenplay categories. "That said, I would never consider diversity in matters of art. Only quality. It seems to me that to do otherwise would be wrong."
King's remarks were quickly rebuffed, with many criticizing the novelist as being out of touch and "ignorant."
"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," DuVernay, whose docuseries "When They See Us," recently won best limited series at the 2020 Critics Choice Awards.
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Stephen King is ascared if witch hunters.
“I would never consider diversity in matters of art. Only quality. It seems to me that to do otherwise would be wrong.”
Basic common sense. Surprised pinko King would utter it in the first place.
Don’t let King up, Ava. Keep your knee on the chest of this racist, homophobic NAZI.
Destroy him and all the misbegotten wealth this white oppressor has ever earned.
lol...he has an original thought for once in his life and then is quickly slapped back into groupthink.
He had one lucid, redeeming moment and then blew it.
A true paper tiger
It was a rare occasion King spoke actual truth. Sad he pedals away from it.
If it was a protest motivated by religious people upset about his portrayals of evil and sex, he would be defiant of their protest.
it was just a matter of time ... straying from wokester orthodoxy is NOT tolerated by the tolerant left ...
Good that others have put him in his place, called him out on his lack of "wokeness," and threatened to publically pillory him if he didn't immediately backtrack!
Leftists are so tolerant!
It’s not easy standing up to liberal thugs... ask the teens from Covington... Oh wait, they did stand up to liberal thugs. Sorry never-mind.
This bitch is the reason we dont watch TCM on Saturday nights. I guess she has a permanent gig there now.
Painting is out on display. Everyone says it sucks. Then the say it was done by a transsexual homosexual hermaphrodite termite At that point is erroneous all of a side changes their mind that its good?
Yeah, that's the first thing I do each morning, meditate, and check tweets from people I admire. Uh huh. /sarc
For real diversity, they should record some one like me singing and force liberals to buy it.
Diversity is like a cult with the Left.
Diversity is so good they shout you down for saying anything negative about it.
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