Ellen Pompeo sent an open letter to the Hollywood Foreign Media Association and White Hollywood on the day before the 2021 Golden Globe Awards ceremony.
Pompeo shared her letter on her Instagram post, which noted that HFPA has been criticized for lack of diverse members. Since the Los Angeles Times exposed that there are no black journalists among the 87 members of the industry organization, this criticism has been echoed throughout Hollywood.Although the HFPA strongly opposed this and stated that they would “immediately commit to implementing a plan” to increase the diversity of its political parties, Grey Intern The star proposed his own solution and called on “White Hollywood” to help.
“I would like to ask all white colleagues in this industry, this is an industry we love and give us great privileges… Stand up, come up and solve this problem,”
Pompeo is one of many Hollywood stars who question the lack of black members of HFPA. Sterling K. Brown, Kerry Washington, Jurnee Smollett, Amy Schumer and Dakota Johnson all shared a Time’s Up post calling for HFPA.
Please see Pompeo’s open letter and other industry figures’ posts below.
Old news. new energy. #TimesUpGlobes pic.twitter.com/AzJhTA42W8
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) February 26, 2021
There are so many crazy things about @goldenglobes and Hollywood foreign media, but this is too bad. #timesupglobes pic.twitter.com/C5PYs5zFRr
-Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) February 26, 2021
It is not enough to just make cosmetic modifications. #TIMESUPG Fan#TIMESUP pic.twitter.com/hjebfXIRFU
— Shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) February 26, 2021