Scarlett Johansson Called Out The HFPA For Borderline "Sexual Harassment" During Golden Globes Season

    "I believe it is time that we take a step back from the HFPA."

    Scarlett Johansson is taking a stand against the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

    Scarlett wears silver strapless gown

    The actor has joined a growing list of celebrities to speak out against the organization, which consists of international journalists who determine the nominees and winners of the Golden Globe Awards.

    The Golden Globes logo

    Scarlett is calling for her fellow industry members to step back from the HFPA until there is "necessary fundamental reform" surrounding the organization's controversial practices, including its lack of member diversity.

    Scarlett on the Golden Globes red carpet

    In a statement, Scarlett explained that as an actor, she has been "expected to participate in awards season" by way of press conferences and award ceremonies but has often been made uncomfortable by HFPA members.

    Scarlett speaks onstage at a press conference

    "In the past, this has often meant facing sexist questions and remarks by certain HFPA members that bordered on sexual harassment. It is the exact reason why I, for many years, refused to participate in their conferences," Scarlett explained.

    Scarlett wears a pink sequined gown to an event

    "The HFPA is an organization that was legitimized by the likes of Harvey Weinstein to amass momentum for Academy recognition, and the industry followed suit," she continued.

    Harvey attends the Golden Globes in the past

    "Unless there is necessary fundamental reform within the organization, I believe it is time that we take a step back from the HFPA and focus on the importance and strength of unity within our unions and the industry as a whole," Scarlett concluded.

    Scarlett wears a teal silk dress

    Before Scarlett issued her statement, other actors also took a stand against the HFPA, including Mark Ruffalo and Tom Cruise.

    Tom and Mark pose together in an old event photo

    To cement his stance against the organization's practices of exclusion, Tom actually returned his three Golden Globe trophies.

    Tom holds up his Golden Globe Award at the time he won it

    Meanwhile, Netflix announced that it would not participate in HFPA events until the organization was revamped, and many other companies, including Amazon Studios, have condemned HFPA's actions.

    The Golden Globe Trophy on the red carpet

    The HFPA recently shared its reform plan, so only time will tell if its words will be put into action.