HFPA Scorched By SAG-AFTRA, DGA, GLAAD Over Lack Of Black Members As Outrage Grows; Group Promises To Address On Golden Globes Tonight – Update

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HFPA Scorched By SAG-AFTRA, DGA, GLAAD Over Lack Of Black Members As Outrage Grows; Group Promises To Address On Golden Globes Tonight – Update
(GLAAD & Jennifer Aniston statement added, 11:35 Am) 2nd Update, 7:45 Am: After scores of A-listers have scorched the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for its lack of a single Black member, the Directors Guild of America and GLAAD has added their considerable collective voice to the call for change.

In a posting on the DGA’s Facebook page last night, the Thomas Schlamme-led union used similar language to what the likes of Kerry Washington, JJ Abrams, Jurnee Smollett, Jenifer Aniston, Damon Lindelof, and Shonda Rhimes had on their own postings about the 87-member group that puts on the Golden Globes. However, the 18,000 members strong DGA, which counts Steven Spielberg and Oz Scott among its Board, had more to say, in some of the strongest terminology yet: “When whole cultures are shut out of the conversation, their art and their voices are shut out as well.”

Taking to social media also later Sunday,
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