Conservative author Mark Steyn said Thursday that new diversity and inclusion rulings announced for the Academy Awards are part of “the death of art.”
“This is the death of art. This is art by quota, and there is no future in it,” Steyn told Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
The author insisted that “creativity depends on the truth. And actually creativity is in decline over the last 100 years,” adding that most successful contemporary films are based on comic books created in the early 1960s. “We’re dead creatively.” (RELATED: Mark Steyn: ‘We Live In An Age Of Super Elites,’ Led By ‘The March Of The Morons’)
Steyn noted that liberal democracies used to ridicule communist states for insisting that art be subservient to ideology, resulting in theatre and films that were bereft of real characters and believable storylines.
“It played about as well as it sounded and we made jokes about the communists for doing that, all the way through to the fall of the Berlin Wall.”
Steyn quipped that it would be difficult to make an Oscar winning film about the New Afrikan Black Panther movement because of racial makeup of the group.