Freedomroo – Rashida Jones among celebs supporting #TimesUp Globe… after HFPA vows to ‘bring in Black members’

Taking a stand! Actress Rashida Jones is among the growing number of Hollywood figures who are supporting the new #TimesUpGlobes campaign by sharing the hashtag, and its message, on their social media platforms

The Time’s Up organization is encouraging people to support its new #TimesUpGlobes protest campaign over the lack of diversity in the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

The growing movement comes just days after a scathing report by the Los Angeles Times revealed the HFPA, which runs and organizes the Golden Globe Awards, currently doesn’t have any Black members out of its 87 international journalists.   

Actress Rashida Jones is among the growing number of Hollywood figures who are now posting the hashtag, and its message, on their social media platforms.

Taking a stand! Actress Rashida Jones is among the growing number of Hollywood figures who are supporting the new #TimesUpGlobes campaign by sharing the hashtag, and its message, on their social media platforms

‘Hollywood Foreign Press Association: Not a Single Member Out of 87,’ the Time’s Up post reads, along with a picture of a cracked Golden Globe trophy. 

‘Representation matters. A cosmetic fix isn’t going to cut it #timesupglobes.’ 

Along with Jones, some of the other celebrity who have lent their support include Judd Apatow, Ava DuVernay, Shonda Rhimes, Kerry Washington, Alyssa Milano, Amy Schumer, Sean Hayes, Ellen Barkin and Amber Tamblyn.

Growing movement: Jones and other supporters of the #TimesUpGlobes campaign are sharing this message

Growing movement: Jones and other supporters of the #TimesUpGlobes campaign are sharing this message

Response: Just days after a report revealed there weren't any Black members among the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization vowed to to implement an 'action plan' with the goal of having a more inclusive and diverse membership body

Response: Just days after a report revealed there weren’t any Black members among the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization vowed to to implement an ‘action plan’ with the goal of having a more inclusive and diverse membership body

The HFPA is a non-profit organization of journalists who report on the entertainment industry in the U.S. for media predominantly outside the U.S. 

Its 87 members from more than 50 countries includes various people of color, but not a single Black member. 

In fact, former HFPA board chair Meher Tatna said the organization has not had a Black member since at least 2002, in an interview with Variety.

Late Thursday night, the HFPA released a statement vowing to implement an ‘action plan’ with the goal of having a more inclusive and diverse membership body.  

Lack of diversity: The former HFPA board chair Meher Tatna said the HFPA has not had a Black member since at least 2002, in an interview with Variety

Lack of diversity: The former HFPA board chair Meher Tatna said the HFPA has not had a Black member since at least 2002, in an interview with Variety

The HFPA's 87 members includes various people of color, but not a single Black member

The HFPA’s 87 members includes various people of color, but not a single Black member

‘We are fully committed to ensuring our membership is reflective of the communities around the world who love film, TV and the artists inspiring and educating them,’ the statement began.

‘We understand that we need to bring in Black members, as well as members from other underrepresented backgrounds, and we will immediately work to implement an action plan to achieve these goals as soon as possible.’

A spokesperson for the HFPA added that journalists from all cultures and backgrounds who are based in Southern California can apply for HFPA membership.  

The HFPA, which runs and organizes the Golden Globe Awards, says it will address its commitment to change and become more inclusive and diverse during Sunday's Golden Globes show

The HFPA, which runs and organizes the Golden Globe Awards, says it will address its commitment to change and become more inclusive and diverse during Sunday’s Golden Globes show

Group makeup: The HFPA's membership is comprised of a female majority, with over 35% hailing from non-European countries; the non-profit organization of journalists report on the entertainment industry in the U.S. for media predominantly outside the U.S.

Group makeup: The HFPA’s membership is comprised of a female majority, with over 35% hailing from non-European countries; the non-profit organization of journalists report on the entertainment industry in the U.S. for media predominantly outside the U.S.

The group’s membership is comprised of a female majority, with over 35% hailing from non-European countries.

The organization maintains its now exploring rule changes to increase their pool of applicants in the future.

Aside from the Sunday report by the Los Angeles Times, the organization came under fire for this year’s Golden Globe nominations, which completely snubbed the critically-acclaimed I May Destroy You, created by Black actress/writer Michaela Coel.

In fact some of the criticism included outrage over Emily In Paris receiving two nominations and I May Destroy You coming up empty. 

Of the 10 films nominated in the Best Picture categories this year, none of them center on a narrative about a person of color or an underrepresented community.        

Raised eyebrows: The HFPA faced some backlash when this year's Golden Globe nominations were announced; Of the 10 films nominated in the Best Picture categories this year, none of them center on a narrative about a person of color or an underrepresented community

Raised eyebrows: The HFPA faced some backlash when this year’s Golden Globe nominations were announced; Of the 10 films nominated in the Best Picture categories this year, none of them center on a narrative about a person of color or an underrepresented community

This year’s Golden Globes ceremony will be quite different in many ways, with the show becoming a bi-coastal affair.

Tina Fey will host portions from The Rainbow Room in New York City as Amy Poehler does her hosting duties from the Globes’ traditional home at The Beverly Hilton ballroom. 

The 2021 Golden Globes will air live on Sunday, February 28 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on NBC.

A few weeks after the Globes, the Academy Award nominations will be unveiled on March 15, with Oscar Sunday taking place on April 25. 

Different look: This year's Golden Globes ceremony will be a bi-coastal affair, with Tina Fey hosting portions from The Rainbow Room in New York City as Amy Poehler does her hosting duties from the Globes' traditional home at The Beverly Hilton ballroom

Different look: This year’s Golden Globes ceremony will be a bi-coastal affair, with Tina Fey hosting portions from The Rainbow Room in New York City as Amy Poehler does her hosting duties from the Globes’ traditional home at The Beverly Hilton ballroom

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