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Scarlett Johansson Believes Golden Globes Needs ‘Fundamental Reform’ As She Criticizes HFPA

Scarlett Johansson Believes Golden Globes Needs ‘Fundamental Reform’ As She Criticizes HFPA

Multi-Awarded actress Scarlett Johansson has shared her thoughts about the fundamental reform as she criticized the Golden Globe and The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).

As you may remember, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organizer of the Golden Globe Awards, came under criticism about allegations of corruption after it was the subject of a statement by the LA Times earlier this year.

The committee behind the awards did not promise ‘transformational change’ due to decades of not being a black member of the HFPA and allegations of corruption on the board.

In a recent interview with the BBC, Johansson criticized the Golden Globe and claimed that she was faced with ‘sexist questions and remarks from some HFPA members restricted to sexual harassment.’

Here’s the full statement of Johansson:

“Unless there is necessary fundamental reform within the organisation, I believe it is time that we take a step back from the HFPA and focus on the importance and strength of unity within our unions and the industry as a whole.”

On the other hand, her Avengers co-star Mark Ruffalo joined her and supported her claims about the organization by saying that he didn’t feel ‘proud or happy’ as a recent winner of a Golden Globe.

“Now is the time to step up and right the wrongs of the past. Honestly, as a recent winner of a Golden Globe, I cannot feel proud or happy about being a recipient of this award.”

Click here for the source of the statement.

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