Welp, Kirstie Alley pulled a Chachi. The actress once cheered for Cheers is livid over the Academy’s inclusion initiative, which will impact future Best Picture races. The star of Look Who’s Talking took to Twitter to share her dismay.
This is a disgrace to artists everywhere…can you imagine telling Picasso what had to be in his fucking paintings. You people have lost your minds. Control artists,control individual thought .. OSCAR ORWELL https://t.co/QhM8e6msnj— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) September 9, 2020
She’s not only an Oscar fan; she’s an Academy member.
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
She retweeted those who called the initiative “PC bullshit.”
This is the end of the Oscars as far as their original intention goes, which was the honoring of excellence by one’s peers. That’s gone by the wayside. What remains is just PC bullshit.— Tom Moran (@Piscesboy69) September 9, 2020
Plus, Alley went tweet-to-tweet with comic book writer, Ethan Sacks.
Don't worry, a little inclusion won't be what's keeping that Oscar statuette off your mantle….— Ethan Sacks (@ethanjsacks) September 9, 2020
True. I'll also never be as racist as her, too!— Ethan Sacks (@ethanjsacks) September 9, 2020
Yikes Ethan, “also” and “too” in the same sentence is redundant. I’ll correct for you. “I’ll also never be as racist as she.” Sweet dreams Ethan https://t.co/TmizKPoiG2— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) September 9, 2020
Im not beyond toddler throw downs .. im bored— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) September 9, 2020
Diversity and inclusion should be taught, taught so well and so naturally and genuinely that it becomes second nature to our children.— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) September 9, 2020
Then, Academy Award-nominated documentarian Ava DuVernay weighed in.
Prompting this response from Alley this morning:
🤣But 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🤷♀️ https://t.co/PZy4QMZcEu— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) September 9, 2020
I don’t feel a desperate need to defend myself, but sometimes it’s important to go on record with your own history. Especially since people aren’t aware of our track records. Understanding is my goal. Understanding leads to change.— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) September 9, 2020
Okay. Totally unrelated, Alley also recently tweeted this.
Biden’s America is going to be Lawless, socialist, and Bidenless….you know I’m right— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) September 7, 2020
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