Post by Johnny
On Wed, 09 Sep 2020 12:02:47 -0700
Post by El Castor Post by Johnny
By Melissa Roberto
Published 33 mins ago
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Tuesday a
new set of requirements for films to be awards-eligible in an effort
to increase representation and inclusion in Hollywood, and its safe
to say actress Kirstie Alley is not the least bit thrilled.
Ahead of the fifth anniversary of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, the
Academy said it is limiting Best Picture award nominees -- beginning
with 2024's slate of entries -- to those that can meet requirements
that "encourage equitable representation on and off screen" by
ensuring more people of color fill positions on a film set from the
starring role to interns and everything in between, according to a
press release published online.
Alley quickly took to Twitter to air her frustrations with the new
standards, writing, "This is a disgrace to artists everywhere."
Her tweet continued: "Can you imagine telling Picasso what had to be
in his f--king paintings. You people have lost your minds. Control
artists, control individual thought .. OSCAR ORWELL."
Well Johnny, look at it this way, we are fortunate enough to be on
hand to witness first hand the disintegration of American society and
culture. These are the "interesting times" of the old Chinese curse.
I have come to the conclusion that black and white people are not
capable of coexisting in the same society. The black people have an
inferiority complex they can never overcome.
Not exactly. Africans genetics has bestowed them with superior
athletic ability and inferior IQ -- in the US, median 85. So, great
success in the Olympics and NBA, but unfortunately a lack of success
in a developed world culture and economy. The day may come, maybe by
mid century, when science can begin to fix that problem, but in the
meantime it's going to be a bumpy road. Keep in mind that our White
ancestors created this problem, so the solution, if there is one,
falls on the shoulders of their descendants.
Post by Johnny
These diversity and inclusion requirements will accomplish nothing.
The black people that are included in these motion pictures will know
exactly why they have that part.
The people making these movies should continue as usual with auditions,
and give the part to the person best suited for it.
There was talk last year of a black woman taking the place of James
Bond. I don't know how that turned out, but I think it's ridiculous.
James Bond is an established character, with certain characteristics
that people expect to see when they watch a James Bond move.
The housemaid in Gone with the Wind won an Oscar because she was a good
actor and perfect for the part.
There are parts that require white actors and parts that require black