Scarlett Johansson says it’s time for Hollywood to distance itself from the group behind the Golden Globes.
The Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation has been below fireplace for months for its lack of range, admitting in February it has no black members.
The star of Marvel’s upcoming “Black Widow,” Johansson slammed the affiliation as “a corporation that was legitimized by the likes of Harvey Weinstein to amass momentum for Academy recognition.”
As somebody with a film to promote, Johansson stated, showing at HFPA press conferences and award reveals “has typically meant dealing with sexist questions and remarks by sure HFPA members that bordered on sexual harassment,” she continued in her Saturday assertion.
“Until there may be essential elementary reform throughout the group, I imagine it’s time that we take a step again from the HFPA,” she wrote.
The actress joins a rising effort to shun the HFPA over its range points. The Golden Globes are sometimes seen as a precursor to the Academy Awards.
Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos and Amazon Studios chief Jennifer Salke have each just lately pledged to keep away from the Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation till important reforms are made, in accordance to the Guardian.
The HFPA didn’t instantly return a request for remark.