Razzie Awards organizers have issued an apology to the child star Ryan Kiera Armstrong! Her nomination for the Worst Actress category has been removed by Razzie Awards organizers following backlash.
The Golden Raspberry Awards aka the Razzies received immense backlash due to its annual picks for the worst films and performances of the year. Continue reading further to catch insights about the entire situation.
Ryan Kiera Armstrong’s nomination for Worst Actress has been removed from Razzie Awards
For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, the child star Ryan Kiera Armstrong who is 12 years old was nominated for Worst Actress for her work in the movie Firestarter. She was only 11 years old when the film was made.
The movie which also stars Zac Efron bagged a nomination for Worst Remake/Rip-off/Sequel, although Efron didn’t get a nomination. John Wilson, the co-founder of the Razzie Awards stated that the backlash over Ryan’s nomination for Worst Actress was blown out of proportion but it seems like they have changed their tone now.
Razzie Awards have removed Ryan’s nomination from the Worst Actress category. In addition to this, the awards will no longer nominate any performers or filmmakers under the age of 18.
What did the Razzies co-founder John Wilson have to say about Ryan’s nomination?
On Wednesday morning, the co-founder of the Razzies, John Wilson issued an official statement that was all about Ryan Kiera Armstrong’s nomination. He issued an apology to the child star via a statement.
Wilson said, “Sometimes, you do things without thinking. Then you are called out for it. Then you get it. It’s why the Razzies were created in the first place.”
The Razzies co-founder further added, “The recent valid criticism of the choice of 11 year old Armstrong as a nominee for one of our awards brought our attention to how insensitive we’ve been in this instance. As a result, we have removed Armstrong’s name from the Final Ballot that our members will cast next month. We also believe a public apology is owed Ms. Armstrong, and wish to say we regret any hurt she experienced as a result of our choices.”
John also stated that from now on new voting guidelines are being adopted that will preclude any performer or filmmaker who is a minor from being considered for a Razzie Award.
He went on to say, “We have never intended to bury anyone’s career. It is why our Redeemer Award was created. We all make mistakes, very much us included. Since our motto is ‘Own Your Bad,’ we realize that we ourselves must also live up to it.”
The winners of the 43rd Razzie Awards will be revealed on March 11, just a day before the Oscars. There are nearly 1,100 voting members.
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