NBC will not air 2022 Golden Globes after diversity controversy

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FILE – Signage promoting the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards and NBC appears in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Jan. 5, 2020. NBC said Monday that will not air the Golden Globes in 2022. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

NBC announced on twitter that the 2022 Golden Globes will not be aired on the network.

According to NBC news, the move comes after intense criticism of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which is the organization that puts on the Golden Globes. The group has drawn scrutiny in recent months for a lack of racial diversity among its voting members and various ethical concerns.

The organization is said to have no Black voting members.

“We continue to believe that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform. However, change of this magnitude takes time and work, and we feel strongly that the HFPA needs time to do it right,” a spokesperson for NBC said in a statement.

In recent days, Hollywood stars and major entertainment companies have effectively called for boycotts of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

The network announced that after a controversy surrounding the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s lack of diversity and questions about the organization’s policies it would not air the show in 2022.

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