In a truly shocking move, NBC has joined the growing crowd of voices speaking out against the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in light of challenges regarding diversity, announcing today that it will not air the 2022 Golden Globes.
The move comes after the HFPA has found itself under fire for a lack of diversity within the ranks of the organization, brought back into the spotlight last week after the organization announced a plan that many viewed as lackluster. Netflix’s Ted Sarandos sent a letter to the HFPA last week, saying we don’t believe these proposed new policies — particularly around the size and speed of membership growth — will tackle the HFPA’s systemic diversity and inclusion challenges, or the lack of clear standards for how your members should operate.” He added “So we’re stopping any activities with your organization until more meaningful changes are made.” Amazon has said similar.
Scarlett Johanson, Mark Ruffalo, and GLAAD also spoke out against the plan, with Ruffalo saying “as a recent winner of a Golden Globe, I cannot feel proud or happy about being a recipient of this award.” Tom Cruise even went to far as to return his three Golden Globes today.
More to come.
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