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Leftists Attack Stephen King for Saying Quality More Important Than Diversity

Stephen King felt the wrath of his fellow liberals when he tweeted that quality is more important than diversity “in matters of art.”

“I Never Consider Diversity in Matters of Art”

As a screenwriter, Stephen King can nominate people and films for the Oscars, and decided to tell the world about his thought process when considering who to put forward. “As a writer, I am allowed to nominate in just 3 categories,” he tweeted. “For me, the diversity issue… did not come up. That said, I would never consider diversity in matters of art. Only quality. It seems to me that do otherwise would be wrong,” King continued.

This was, of course, unacceptable to the left who immediately pounced on him. Some described King as “backward and ignorant,” with others writing that his comments were “painful to read.”

King was forced to backpedal later, saying that the most important thing that the creative industries could do is “make sure everyone has the same fair shot, regardless of sex, color or orientation… You can’t win awards if you’re shut out of the game.”

This still didn’t satisfy the baying crowds however.

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Superman to the Rescue!

The only Hollywood celebrity who seemed to be defending Stephen King was none other than Superman himself, Dean Cain. Cain told Tucker Carlson that the backlash that King was receiving was “terrifying.” “If you are not woke enough, you are out. He has put some of the most woke tweets out there ever and he has said something that’s patently true, which is art should be judged on art, not diversity. It should be about the art. It’s what Martin Luther King Jr. asked for. A day when you are ‘judged by the content of your character, not by the color of your skin’,” Cain added.

Carlson asked whether the diversity mentality was a concern for those who care about art, and Cain agreed. “Denzel Washington won best actor because he was the best actor,” he said. “I wouldn’t have given it to him because he’s black. Yeah, he’s my favorite actor, but it’s not because he’s black. It’s because he’s the best actor I know. I don’t think he wants to be judged just because he’s black.”

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King is Cancelled!

I almost feel sorry for King. He’s gone along with the liberal dogma for most of his life, and bashed the horrible orange President that we have now at every opportunity, like calling him a “vile, racist, and incompetent bag of guts” and a “horse’s ass,” but then says one thing that’s out of line and gets immediately #cancelled by the woke Twitterati! He really should have seen this coming though – how can you be a part of the Hollwood bubble and not realise that questioning the “diversity and inclusion” mantra would mean an online firestorm?! Maybe next time he’ll think before he says something sensible on Twitter.