“I imagine it’s time that we take a step again from the HFPA.”
Scarlett Johansson is taking a stand in opposition to the Hollywood International Press Affiliation.
The actor has joined a rising listing of celebrities to talk out in opposition to the group, which consists of worldwide journalists who decide the nominees and winners of the Golden Globe Awards.
Scarlett is looking for her fellow business members to step again from the HFPA till there may be “crucial basic reform” surrounding the group’s controversial practices, together with their lack of member variety.
In a statement, Scarlett defined that as an actor she has been “anticipated to take part in awards season” by means of press conferences and award ceremonies however has typically been made uncomfortable by HFPA members.
“Prior to now, this has typically meant dealing with sexist questions and remarks by sure HFPA members that bordered on sexual harassment. It’s the precise cause why I, for a few years, refused to take part of their conferences,” Scarlett defined.
She continued, “The HFPA is a corporation that was legitimized by the likes of Harvey Weinstein to amass momentum for Academy recognition, and the business adopted swimsuit.”
“Until there may be crucial basic reform throughout the group, I imagine it’s time that we take a step again from the HFPA and concentrate on the significance and power of unity inside our unions and the business as a complete,” Scarlett concluded.
Scarlett’s assertion comes quickly after different actors have taken a stand in opposition to the HFPA, together with Mark Ruffalo and Tom Cruise.
To cement his stance in opposition to the group’s practices of exclusion, Tom really returned his three Golden Globe trophies.
In the meantime, Netflix introduced they’d not take part in HFPA occasions till the group was revamped and lots of different firms, like Amazon Studios, have condemned HFPA’s actions.
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