Almost three hours later, after receiving considerable criticism for the comments, Mr. King attempted to clarify.
"For me, the diversity issue-as it applies to individual actors and directors, anyway-did not come up", he tweeted. He emphasized that everyone should have a "fair shot" at winning awards, but that certain people are "badly under-represented" in Hollywood.
Speaking at the 2020 Television Critics Assn. press tour on Wednesday, Erivo, who is starring in HBO's adaptation of King's The Outsider, was asked for her take on King's tweets the day before which received immediate backlash. "Only quality. It seems to me that to do otherwise would be wrong", he said in the second.
Also weighing in on the issue was Coyote Songs author Gabino Iglesias, who tweeted 'Every writer of color reading this, including me, has had to work ten times harder to get the same recognition/opportunities straight white male authors get from the start'.
He has since been criticized by leading Hollywood names and authors saying his argument centers on the idea that quality and diversity are mutually exclusive.
"As a fan, this is painful to read from you". Erivo continued. "Change the way they think, change the way they cast things, change the way hire they their producers, their directors and their writers and make sure the room reflects the world they live in".
Golden Knights fire Gallant, hire ex-Sharks coach DeBoer
The Golden Knights also announced the hiring of former San Jose Sharks bench boss, Pete DeBoer as the new head coach in Vegas. However, they trail the Arizona Coyotes by just three points for the lead in the crowded Pacific Division.
In response, the Golden Globe nominated director of Selma wrote, 'When you wake up, meditate, stretch, reach for your phone to check on the world and see a tweet from someone you admire that is so backward and ignorant you want to go back to bed'. Quality is everywhere but most industries only believe in quality from one demographic.
Another author, N. K. Jemisin, also objected to his opinion.
Author Frederick Joseph replied: "The interesting thing is that diversity generally leads to more interesting, relatable, and higher quality art..." Damn. I thought you were better than this. While Gerwig was shut out of the directing category, Little Women earned multiple nominations including nods for best picture as well as Gerwig's adapted screenplay.
Cynthia's casting in Harriet earned criticism from some who felt an African-American should have been chosen for the role. Prominent Pakistani actor Mehwish Hayat like many others have criticised Oscar 2020 nominations over lack of diversity .
We see numerous punches coming from Kapil and others on Archana Puransingh who replaced the former cricketer from the show. Aww, isn't it super cute and way too adorable! Kapil wrote, " Blessed to have a baby girl, need ur blessings. love u all".
After 16 seasons, Fitzgerald sits in second behind only the great Jerry Rice with 1,378 catches and 17,083 yards in his career. He has been named to 11 Pro Bowls and has twice led the National Football League in both receptions and receiving touchdowns.
Santé publique France rappelle que la vaccination est la meilleure façon de se protéger de la grippe et de ses complications. Les trois-quarts des malades présentant des facteurs de risques n'étaient pas vaccinés .
Celebrated director Spike Lee was announced as Jury President of upcoming Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday morning. Lee, 62, said he was "shocked, happy, surprised and proud all at the same time" to make history.
George, Jeffrey Epstein and his associates were abusing women and underaged girls on his private Caribbean Little St. He even kept a computer database to track where the women and girls were and who was available, the Times reported.
But the 42-year-old who used to prefer the nickname "OchoCinco" isn't attempting a comeback as a receiver, but rather as a kicker. Johnson hinted that his ultimate dream would be to eventually return to the National Football League as a kicker .
However, what was most interesting about the meeting is the questions it left unanswered about the links between the two worlds. Miller has also been seen in Justice League and Suicide Squad and is expected to have his own movie on the way.
WWE rocked by death of legendary Rocky Johnson
The statement detailed Rocky's career, which began in the mid-1960s, leading him to the WWE in 1983 before his 1991 retirement. In March 2018, The Rock explained that he'd bought his father a bigger vehicle , a Cadillac, following a hip surgery.
Being rich "can add nine healthy years to your life"
Yet research has previously shown that such a divide has less to do with age and more to do with health care (or lack thereof). A new study found that those who are richest live much more years without disabilities than those who are poorest.
Cancer Death Rates Have Declined in the US
Over the past few years, the reduced number of mortalities has driven progress in the massive battle against cancer overall. The report published on Wednesday shows that the mortality rates have also decreased by 29 percent between 1991 and 2017.