Film review-aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes adds 600 new critics in push for diversity

The 'Tomatometer' is about to become more inclusive

Rotten Tomatoes has added 600 new critics to the fold in an effort to boost inclusion, Deadline reports.

The move comes as the site looks to add more diversity to its “Tomatometer.” Rotten Tomatoes aggregates film reviews from a wide variety of websites, newspapers, and online sources.

“We are an aggregation platform, so we don’t have any control over who gets an assignment, who gets a byline,” Paul Yanover, president of Rotten Tomatoes‘ parent company Fandango, told Deadline. “But we are trying to make sure our platform is as inclusive as possible.”

“We are encouraged by the progress we’re making towards creating a Tomatometer-approved critics pool that reflects the global entertainment audience and we will continue to build on our momentum,” said Jenny Jediny, Rotten Tomatoes Senior Manager, Critic Relations.