Golden Globes: Celebs Slam HFPA for Having Zero Black Voters

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which is the organization that puts on the Golden Globes every year, is facing tons of backlash this weekend amid news that there are zero Black voters for the awards show.

Currently, there are 87 journalists who vote for the Golden Globes and not one of them is Black. The organization already released a statement and said that they are committed to bringing in Black members and members from other underrepresented backgrounds.

Time’s Up tweeted out the image seen here on Friday (February 27) and wrote, “A cosmetic fix isn’t enough. #TIMESUPGlobes #TIMESUP”

Many stars are amplifying the message and speaking out against the lack of representation in the HFPA. Among them are Ava DuVernay, Amy Schumer, Sterling K. Brown, Shonda Rhimes, Judd Apatow, Kerry Washington, Olivia Wilde, Dakota Johnson, and many, many more.

Click inside to see what stars are saying…

Sterling, who is a previous Golden Globe winner and will be a presenter at this weekend’s show, released a lengthy statement on Instagram.

“To be nominated for a Golden Globe is a tremendous honor. To win one is a dream come true. It can affect the trajectory of an individual’s career…it certainly has with mine,” Sterling said. “I’m presenting at the telecast this weekend to honor all the story tellers, especially those of color, who have achieved this extraordinary moment in their careers…AND I have my criticisms of the #HFPA.”

He continued, “87 people wield a tremendous amount of power. For any governing body of a current Hollywood award show to have such a lack of voting representation illustrates a level of irresponsibility that should not be ignored. With the power you have HFPA, you simultaneously hold a responsibility to ensure your constituency is fully reflective of the world in which we live. When you know better, you must do better. And having a multitude of Black presenters does not absolve you of your lack of diversity. This is your moment to do the right thing. It is my hope that you will.”

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I support and congratulate all the nominees, but the HFPA needs to change in meaningful ways. Cosmetic fixes are not enough. #TimesUpGlobes

— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) February 27, 2021

One more time, for the folks in the back: The complete exclusion of Black women and Black people in general from the entire membership of the HFPA which votes for The Golden Globes is unacceptable. A cosmetic fix is just not enough. The world is watching. #TIMESUPglobes #TIMESUP

— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) February 27, 2021