Oscar Voter Stephen King Says He’d ‘Never Consider Diversity in Matters of Art’

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Oscar Voter Stephen King Says He’d ‘Never Consider Diversity in Matters of Art’
Stephen King was the latest in Hollywood to weigh in on the conversation over diversity at the Oscars, and the horror author argued Tuesday that he would “never consider” factoring in diversity when it comes to evaluating art or voting on awards.

King said as a member of the Academy’s writers branch, he was only able to vote on Best Picture and the two screenplay categories, so he wouldn’t have had a say in influencing the lack of racial diversity in the acting categories or the lack of women in the directors’ race (five men were nominated for the second year in a row).

“For me, the diversity issue–as it applies to individual actors and directors, anyway–did not come up,” King wrote on Twitter. “That said, I would never consider diversity in matters of art. Only quality. It seems to me that to do otherwise would be wrong.
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