Like anyone cares. The HFPA and Time’s Up seem to think that fighting about diversity in the Golden Globes should happen after 10pm Eastern on a Saturday night.
The other day as I drove east on 16th Street from the West Side Highway I saw two women taking boxes out of a moving truck in front of the Fulton Housing Project. “Moving out?” I asked while idling at the red light. They said, no, “Food pantry.” There was a line of people waiting just beyond for food and supplies because they had no money thanks to the pandemic. Trust me they were not holding screening tickets.
Both the HFPA and Time’s Up are foolish organizations. The Globes already had the lowest rating for any TV show ever. They have always been involved in scandals and have never known how to handle them. Now they’re promising to become diverse without really doing anything. Their statement is below.
Then Time’s Up which I told you has the most questionable finances since the HFPA is attacking them. This is the group with $2.3 million in salaries and nothing for anyone who’s in trouble.
I mean, I am laughing. How can anyone take this seriously?
Tina Tchen, president and CEO of TIME’S UP Foundation, shared the following statement:
“So NBCUniversal, Dick Clark Productions, and the HFPA just declared that they have a plan to fix problems they’ve ignored for decades. We’re not so sure. On behalf of the many artists who look to us to hold the HFPA’s feet to the fire on the racism, disrespect, misogyny, and alleged corrupt financial dealings of the Golden Globes, we need to see specific details, timetables for change, and firm commitments. The right words are not enough. The clock is ticking.”
Here’s what the Globes posted to Twitter:
A statement from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). pic.twitter.com/R81QjEMgK5
— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) March 7, 2021
Why does the HFPA put out a statement late on a Saturday night? To dump it into the abyss. These 90 people have lived for so long on the largesse of licensing money from NBC that they have no idea there is a food pantry on West 16th or anywhere else in this country, and that those people who are suffering did not watch their TV show last Sunday night and are not concerned about awards shows.
Let’s get real.