The Time’s Up motion on Friday launched a marketing campaign criticizing the lack of variety within the group that palms out the Golden Globes for movie and tv.
Two days earlier than the annual Golden Globes awards ceremony, Time’s Up posted banners on its Twitter account saying: “Hollywood Foreign Press Association: Not a Single Black Member Out of 87,” with the slogan “A beauty repair is not sufficient.”
— TIME’S UP (@TIMESUPNOW) February 26, 2021
The Golden Globes are chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFP) and have grown to be one of the preferred award exhibits within the run-up to the annual Oscars.
Prominent Black celebrities Kerry Washington, Sterling Ok. Brown, Ava DuVernay and TV producer Shonda Rhimes swiftly threw their help behind the marketing campaign, together with the likes of administrators J.J. Abrams and Judd Apatow.
“Old information. New vitality,” tweeted DuVernay, the director of civil rights film Selma.
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) February 26, 2021
The marketing campaign follows an investigation by the Los Angeles Times final week that famous there have been at present no Black individuals among the 87-member group of international leisure journalists who make up the HFPA.
The affiliation stated earlier this week that it was dedicated to diversifying its membership.
“We perceive that we have to usher in Black members, in addition to members from different underrepresented backgrounds, and we are going to instantly work to implement an motion plan to attain these targets as quickly as doable,” the group stated in a press release.
It added that 35% of its members are from non-European nations.
The HFPA additionally got here underneath hearth when the Golden Globe nominations failed to acknowledge some high-profile content material by and about Black individuals, together with films like One Night in Miami and Da 5 Bloods, and the tv drama “I May Destroy You” within the high classes.
The nominations did embrace a number of actors and administrators of coloration.
The HFPA didn’t instantly return a request for touch upon the Time’s Up marketing campaign.
Time’s Up was created in 2018 as a response to allegations of widespread sexual harassment in Hollywood and has since broadened its mission to battle inequality and injustice within the office.