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Scarlett Johansson says its time to step back from Golden Globes org – Page Six

Scarlett Johansson says it’s time for Hollywood to distance itself from the organization behind the Golden Globes.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has been under fire for months for its lack of diversity, admitting in February it has no black members.

The star of Marvel’s upcoming “Black Widow,” Johansson slammed the association as “an organization that was legitimized by the likes of Harvey Weinstein to amass momentum for Academy recognition.”

As someone with a movie to promote, Johansson said, appearing at HFPA press conferences and award shows “has often meant facing sexist questions and remarks by certain HFPA members that bordered on sexual harassment,” she continued in her Saturday statement.

“Unless there is necessary fundamental reform within the organization, I believe it is time that we take a step back from the HFPA,” she wrote.

The actress joins a growing effort to shun the HFPA over its diversity issues. The Golden Globes are typically seen as a precursor to the Academy Awards.

Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos and Amazon Studios chief Jennifer Salke have both recently pledged to stay away from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association until significant reforms are made, according to the Guardian.

The HFPA didn’t immediately return a request for comment.

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