LOS ANGELES – Media critic and founder of the family and values-based Movieguide, Ted Baehr, said that the solution to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy proposed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is flawed and encourages prejudice, the exact opposite of the Academy’s intention.
“As all Hollywood insiders know, the Academy is a club, and like all clubs, insider politics and favoritism reigns supreme,” said Baehr in a statement released to the press. “If they believe their problem is that white voters vote white, thus the solution to bring in more African American voters to even the playing field, they’re simply encouraging prejudice voting based on skin color instead of solving the root issue.”
Alex Murashko is Story Producer at One Ten Pictures and also is a respected and widely published writer for such publications as the Christian Post, Los Angeles Times, and Orange County Register. Alex lives in Orange County, California.