Scarlett Johansson joins criticism of Golden Globes body amid accusations of racism and sexism

The actor said the film industry should step back from the Hollywood Foreign Press AssociationThe actor Scarlett Johansson urged the film industry on Saturday to “step back” from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as criticism of the opaque film industry group, which controls the influential Golden Globe awards, continues to mount for sexism and racism.In a carefully-worded statement, the Avengers star said the “HFPA is an organization that was legitimized by the likes of Harvey Weinstein to amass momentum for Academy recognition.”

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