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Stephen King, author of horror novels criticized for comments on diversity
https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/stephen-king-author-of-horror-novels-criticized-for-comments-on-diversity

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen King says he cares only about “quality," not “diversity” when deciding on awards. Some are asking why he thinks the two must be different.

“I would never consider diversity in matters of art. Only quality,” King tweeted this week. “It seems to me that to do otherwise would be wrong.”

The best-selling author's comments came shortly after the announcement of this year's nominees for the Academy Awards, widely criticized for only choosing male directors and for an almost entirely white group of acting finalists. King wrote that he had been allowed to nominate people for best picture, best screenplay and best original screenplay, and that for him “the diversity issue — as it applies to individual actors and directors, anyway — did not come up.”

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He's absolutely right.  But not a woke thing to say, which is sad that the left does.  But I'm all for them tearing each other a new one.
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Stephen King, author of horror novels criticized for comments on diversity
https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/stephen-king-author-of-horror-novels-criticized-for-comments-on-diversity

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Interesting.  This is the first thing I think I've ever agreed with SK on, but it's odd, to me at least, he limits it to 'art'.  This is how we should look at everything.  You're either qualified or you're not, and your ethnicity should have no bearing on whether you're given an award for your work or not.  Merit based is how everything should be decided.

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