The Twitter mob strikes again and claims another victim.
Longtime Hollywood actress Kirstie Alley posted a tweet on Tuesday criticizing the Oscars for their new "inclusion" rule that dictates that films will only be able to qualify for the "Best Picture" category if they meet new diversity standards. Unfortunately, seemingly because of the Twitter mob, Alley deleted the tweet the next day and issued an explanation later.
"Can you imagine telling Picasso what had to be in his f**king paintings," Alley said in the now-deleted tweet. "You people have lost your minds. Control artists, control individual thought .. OSCAR ORWELL."
Alley wasn't wrong, yet she felt the full brunt of the cancerous Twitterati to the extent that she backed down from her honest opinion.
I deleted my first tweet about the new rules for best movie OSCARS because I feel it was a poor analogy & misrepresented my viewpoint. I am 100% behind diversity inclusion & tolerance. I’m opposed to MANDATED ARBITRARY percentages relating to hiring human beings in any business.— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) September 9, 2020
Alley essentially doubled down without actually doubling down. In the tweet above, she basically said that she's supportive of "diversity inclusion & tolerance," while also saying that she's against FORCED "diversity inclusion & tolerance." That's what those "percentages" are, Kirstie.
However, I will give Alley credit for posting the following tweet criticizing Hollywood:
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— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) September 9, 2020
I just don't understand why she would feel the need to delete her initial tweet if she clearly still feels that way. The tweet above is no less incendiary than the "Picasso" one.
People need to begin sticking to their guns and not allowing the Twitter mafia to intimidate them into making you back down from what you truly believe to be true.
H/T: Yahoo! Entertainment