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I agree, the response to this new purpose was a collective yawn followed by a channel change.
When filmmakers are required to have representation and inclusion to even be considered, when people demand that the nominations HAVE to include diversity, when articles like this single out diversity and equity as the 1st through 10th criteria for being greenlit, produced, enjoyed, lauded, acclaimed, considered, nominated, or winning awards... you shouldn't expect people to believe that it did not factor into any decisions.
These may very well be the very best performances of the last year, but why would anyone believe that they were?
The purpose of the awards WAS to promote the product by trying to emphasize quality in a range of professional roles.
The purpose of the awards NOW is to promote progressive ideology by trying to emphasize quotas in a range of professional roles.
This will not be of interest to most people and those who watch will grow to assume that the professional roles were given out with the same emphasis on quotas over quality.
Pedro made a deliberately mendaciously comparison between a group of jailed victims of a singularly horrific regime - to a group of jailed people who broke a law that every single nation on the planet has in place to protect their borders. (it looks like he lied about where the picture was taken but that is a separate deceit)
You know this so why do you pretend you do not?
Gina very specifically and clearly compared the social assault and vilification of Jews that happened in Germany BEFORE the mass-murder was possible - to the social assault and vilification taking place today. This was immediately shown explicitly and emphatically to be accurate by the social assault and vilification of her.
Except progressives in Hollywood have spent the last 4 years yelling Nazi at everyone. Hell, Pedro tweeted comparing pictures of jailed immigrants with jailed Jews so that comparison is about as close as it is possible to get.
They merely used this as an excuse to attack and vilify her until she was fired and blacklisted for her political viewpoint... thereby proving within hours that the tweet they used to justify her firing was emphatically true and accurate.