Andy Samberg: "F*** off" if you don't like Oscars diversity quotas

by Jeffrey Swindoll · Nov 28th, 2020 10:04 am
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Last Updated Nov 29th, 2020 at 8:37 pm

Actor Andy Samberg said "[p]eople who have problems with [the Academy Awards' new diversity requirements] can f*** off."

"The parameters, if you look at them closely ... can have the whitest cast in the history of cinema and still very easily meet them by just doing a few key roles behind the camera. People who problems with it can f*** off," Samberg said on Variety's Awards Circuit podcast.

🔦 In September, the Academy released new requirements for movies to be able to qualify for Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

The new guidelines mandate a film's cast, narrative, production crew, or executive team to have "representation and inclusion" (in two of the four aforementioned categories) from "underrepresented groups" such as:

  • Women
  • Certain "[r]acial or ethnic group[s]"
  • "LGTBTQ+" people
  • "People with cognitive or physical disabilities, or who are deaf or hard of hearing."

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