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Kirstie Alley Calls New Diversity Rules for Best Picture Oscar a 'Disgrace to Artists Everywhere


"This is a disgrace to artists everywhere...can you imagine telling Picasso what had to be in his f**king paintings," she tweeted. "You people have lost your minds. Control artists, control individual thought .. OSCAR ORWELL."

She has since deleted the tweet, but later wrote: "I've been in the motion picture Academy for 40 years. The Academy celebrates freedom of UNBRIDLED artistry expressed through movies. The new RULES to qualify for 'best picture' are dictatorial .. anti-artist..Hollywood you're swinging so far left you're bumping into your own ass."

When director Ava Duvernay responded with a gif of a Black man slamming the door in a white man's face, Alley replied, "I ask you to explore my record of diversity & inclusion in anything I've produced & throughout my life. I'm not perfect but have fought for human & civil rights for 50 years. I just don't agree w mandated, impossible to "police" quotas as a prerequisite 4 a 'best' picture."