Go woke and creatively broke: BAFTA & Oscar inclusivity initiatives will stifle freedom of expression | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Go woke and creatively broke: BAFTA & Oscar inclusivity initiatives will stifle freedom of expression

Formerly lauded awards ceremonies are introducing inclusivity measures in a bid to force game developers and filmmakers into representing marginalized groups, but in doing so they risk stagnating mediums that rely on creativity.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts released new guidelines for game developers seeking to apply to the 2021 Game Awards. The so called BFI Diversity Standards are being introduced first as a pilot program for a single award at the next show, but if comments from BAFTA CEO Amanda Berry are any indication, such guidelines will stretch into other categories, going forward. A move which will only damage the creative visions of those who pour their lives into telling their stories.

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