Amid growing accusations of discrimination within the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), NBC announced that it will not be airing the 79th Golden Globes Ceremony scheduled for 2022, ABC News reports.
The HFPA has come under fire in recent years by the far-left, which claims that the HFPA’s membership and subsequent nominee selections are not “diverse” enough. In the statement released by NBC, the network said that while it hopes the HFPA and the Golden Globes will change their internal makeup to reflect more diversity, “change of this magnitude takes time and work, and we feel strongly that the HFPA need time to do it right. As such, NBC will not air the 2022 Golden Globes.”
The HFPA reportedly has no black people among its approximately 90 members who vote on the various nominees and winners every year. Facing mounting threats of boycotts from the streaming services Netflix and Amazon, the organization announced its intentions to manually diversify their membership.
But even that announcement did not please some critics, with Netflix releasing a statement declaring that “we don’t believe these proposed new policies…will tackle the HFPA’s systemic diversity and inclusion challenges, or the lack of clear standards for how your members should operate.” A similar statement was released by the far-left group Time’s Up, which referred to the HFPA’s proposed changes as “window-shopping platitudes.”
These racial exclusion accusations represent the latest woes for one of the most prominent awards ceremonies in America. Like many other awards shows such as the Oscars, the Golden Globes have suffered a significant drop in overall ratings due to the ceremonies themselves becoming increasingly politicized, with hosts and winners often going on left-wing political rants during their speaking times.
The most recent Golden Globes ceremony, held on February 28th, saw a 63 percent drop from the 2020 ceremony, with just 6.9 million viewers compared to 2020’s 18.4 million. The last Academy Awards ceremony, held in April, was the least-viewed ceremony in the Academy’s history, with just 10.4 million viewers.