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The Hollywood Foreign Press hasn't had a black member in over 20 years

The fallout over this years Golden Globe nominations continue.

Last week, The LA Times reported that Netflix basically bribed Hollywood Foreign Press Association members into nominating the awful Emily in Paris by treating 30 of its members to a luxurious stay in the city for a set visit.

Now the paper has begun diving into its membership and this years lack of black nominees after Time's Up, The DGA, and even this years Cecil B Demille recipient, Jane Fonda, have spoken out against them. Here's what they found:

-- Of the 87 members who make up the HFPA, zero are black. The President of the Assn said there hasn't been one in for at least 20 years and couldn't even recall who that last person actually was.
-- In 2013, black British journalist Samantha Ofole-Prince was rejected by the Assn because "she couldn't make a living [in SoCal]."
-- Members include a wealthy socialite, a bodybuilder-turned-actor, and a beauty pageant queen.
-- A former publicist for a major studio said most work at outlets they "never heard of." A member admitted they don't let in serious journalists because they don't want to feel threaten by them.

The HFPA stated it will address these issue during tonight's ceremony.


from Oh No They Didn't!


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