Questlove Says Calling Out HFPA’s Lack of Diversity is Lip Service, Until it Changes
Questlove says Amy Poehler and Tina Fey calling out the Golden Globes organization for a lack of diversity doesn’t amount to much more than a performance … at least for now.
We got “The Tonight Show” band frontman heading into work Monday at NBC Studios in New York City and asked about Amy and Tina taking shots at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for having NO black members during the award show.
It certainly seemed strange for the show’s own hosts, and other celebs, to openly raise the issue during the broadcast — but Quest, for one, was not impressed.
He called the remarks purely “performative,” and put it squarely on the HFPA to actually add Black members. Until then, he’s basically saying … spare me the lip service.
There’s been a lot of backlash against the HFPA, whose members vote on the Golden Globes. As you might have heard … it’s got 87 members, and not a single one is Black.
It doesn’t sound like Questlove is holding his breath for it to happen, but like many others, he wants to see real change before next year’s Globe nominations.
www.tmz.com 2021-03-02 01:19:15