LOS ANGELES -- The company hosting the Golden Globes says it's creating a strategy to recruit Black members following falling under sharp criticism for inducing varied members.
Former HFPA president Meher Tatna advised Variety in a meeting that the company has not had a Dark member in almost two years. The Mumbai-born board seat said she could not remember if there was a Dark celebrity, however, she says that the company will keep striving.
An HFPA spokesperson said it welcomes the chance to meet with classes like Time's Future and Up Black members that are thinking about joining the company.
"We are totally committed to ensuring that our membership is reflective of the communities across the globe who love movie, TV and the artists uplifting and teaching them" the HFPA announcement . "We know that we will need to bring in Black members, in addition to members from other underrepresented backgrounds, and we'll immediately work to execute an action plan to attain these aims whenever possible."
Brown, an award presenter, published the Time's Up photograph on societal media together with his own complaint.
"For almost any governing body of a existing Hollywood award series to have this kind of lack of voting representation exemplifies a degree of irresponsibility which shouldn't be dismissed," he explained.
Brown reported the HFPA should do better. He explained the company has a duty to clearly show its own"constituency is totally reflective of the planet where we reside."
"And with a profusion of Black presenters doesn't absolve you of the lack of diversity," he continued. "This is the time to do the ideal thing. It's my expectation that you will."
The HFPA stated it welcomes journalists from all ethnic and cultural backgrounds located in Southern California that pay entertainment for overseas media. The organization states membership is majority female and over 35 percent percent of its associates are out of non-European nations around the world.