Entertainment Ellen Pompeo (Grey's Anatomy): her open letter to denounce the lack of diversity of the Golden Globes
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Ellen Pompeo, who plays Meredith Gray in the series Grey's Anatomy, called on the members of the Golden Globes jury to act quickly against the lack of diversity in their ranks and among the nominees.
Nothing is right at the. The first major cinema awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday, February 28, before the Cesar, Bafta and Oscars that will follow, has been controversial for several days. And for good reason: many actors denounce the lack of diversity among the nominees, but also the absence of journalists of color in the 87 members who make up the jury of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the remitting organization. Among them, , star of the series , who has raised a rant on Instagram.
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Ellen Pompeo calls her "white colleagues" to speak
The 51-year-old American actress published an open letter, addressed directly to the 87 international journalists of the HFPA. She denounces "an unacceptable equity problem" and asks those in charge to quickly find a solution. "It's an easy problem to solve. In Hollywood, we are the kings of problem solving. (…) We can't let the black community and all of our communities of color solve this. It's our problem, not theirs ”, she also explains.
Ellen Pompeo doesn't stop there. In her letter, she appeals to her white colleagues in the film and television industry. "I would like my white colleagues in this industry to raise their voices, show up and make sure this problem is solved."
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Olivia Wilde also protests against the lack of diversity
Actressalso denounced the lack of diversity and especially the inaction of the HFPA in the face of this problem. "This is really absurd. (…) It is time for the HFPA to make deep and structural changes" , she wrote on Instagram.
In response to this vast controversy, the HFPA assured to commit now to "to include more black members, but also members representing different horizons" . "We will work immediately on putting a plan in place to achieve these goals as soon as possible." But foredition, it is already too late.
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