(THE HILL) – Actress Kirstie Alley is criticizing new requirements by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the Oscars that encourage "equitable representation on and off screen," calling it a "disgrace to artists everywhere."
Alley, the former "Cheers" star, dubbed the Academy Awards "OSCAR ORWELL" in reference to "1984" author George Orwell. She later deleted the tweet.
"This is a disgrace to artists everywhere," Alley wrote. "Can you imagine telling Picasso what had to be in his f**king paintings. You people have lost your minds. Control artists, control individual thought .. OSCAR ORWELL."
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