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The recent uproar on not enough diversity in Cannes jury is a similar outcry to the movie Dunkirk not featuring the Indian soldiers. Give it a break! We need “world class juries” not “world juries”.

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Any bets on the demographics of this ECD who’s inconvenienced by diversity?

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So there are no people of color who are world class? I find that hard to believe.

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Not a smart or fair comparison on so many levels No Indian actors in Dunkirk bc it is a historical event, the cast had to accurately reflect history to be credible, while Cannes 2019 is happening in the future and has a chance to MAKE history. Dunkirk is a story made up of everyday hero’s who risked and gave their lives and faced terrifying conditions. Cannes is an event for privileged ad industry execs (and wannabes), whose contributions may be important in some circles but they ain’t saving lives and the biggest fear they face is being “overlooked” for an award. The only thing that connects Dunkirk to Cannes in your reference is the fact they are both located in France. That is all.

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This ECD is another example of why racism and bias exist in advertising today. I’m sure if they were accused of being racist they’d say, “I can’t be racist, I have (insert number of black friends here)"

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If you’re suggesting it’s not possible to have a diverse AND world class jury then you’re part of the problem (and the problem isn’t finding judges, it’s getting past curmudgeon people who want to believe only white males are qualified). There’s no way only white males are qualified to judge the worthiness of work that claims to impact far more than just the white male population. Thank you, next.

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Just in case it’s lost on anyone...in case anyone ever looks around a meeting and wonders how they ended up in a room full of dudes with the same haircut - the OP hires people. But it’s okay because he’s not looking for world talent - he’s looking for world class talent. Which coincidentally looks a lot like him.

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CW 1. You get it ❤️ "the OP hires people"

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The bigger point is this: advertising is for (targeted to) everyone. So how does it make sense that only white men can determine what makes work good or bad? It’s illogical. The broader the jury, the more likely they’ll appreciate different nuances, the way the consumer would.

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Judging from OP’s references I’m going to go waaaaay out on a limb here and assume that ECD is white, male, British, entitled (redundant I know) and soon to be fired for a long history of sexual harassment.

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OP should post this opinion on LinkedIn.

likefunny

^ aaaaand this is exactly why advertising is like this today.

likeupliftingfunny

Oh god. This makes me sad

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OP is the poster boy for a dying industry. Extinction can’t come quickly enough.

likeupliftingfunny

Part of the problem

likefunny

ECD seems a coward, no?

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ECD is probably most likely the same one who started hating on IDEO and became defensive when he realized how ignorant he was

likeuplifting

OP can I work for you? I'm a poc, hopefully you'll train me to one day be world class.

likeupliftingfunny

Safe to say we at least know one moron who voted for Brexit.

likefunny

I scrolled through nothing but insults hurled at OP. Not one person made a valid argument to name a diverse judge they feel is more deserving than the judges already named and why. 🤔

likefunny

Also we’re not talking about empirical facts we’re talking about ppl being chosen to judge subjective “art” if you will. What we need is a jury that resembles and empathizes with the diverse cultures that are the audiences of this art. How does one even define “world class juries” for Cannes anyways? I’ve always wondered that.

likeuplifting

Wow

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