Andy Samberg to Academy Members Against New Diversity Rules: ‘F*ck Off’

Andy Samberg to Academy Members Against New Diversity Rules: ‘F*ck Off’
Andy Samberg has a strong message for members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences who aren’t willing to accept the upcoming new diversity and inclusion standards. Samberg addressed the issue on a recent edition of Variety’s Awards Circuit podcast with Clayton Davis, as the comic actor is currently in the awards mix for his starring role in Hulu’s wildly popular summer film “Palm Springs.”

The issue came up because Samberg pointed to his comedy series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” as a sterling example of inclusion and diversity behind of, and in front of the camera, done right. “It was fortuitous in terms of the Venn diagram of being inclusive, because they were great,” Samberg said of having Stephanie Beatriz and Melissa Fumero on the show. “We knew that [diversity] was important, but we also had no difficulty pulling the trigger.

“The Oscars thing, people having issues with that,
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