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Razzie awards take away 12-year-old from worst actress class after backlash


The organisers of the Razzie awards have eliminated the 12-year-old actor Ryan Kiera Armstrong from the worst actress class after backlash.

The younger actor, additionally recognized from Black Widow and The Tomorrow Battle, was included within the annual record of worst of the yr nominees for her efficiency within the thriller Firestarter, a remake of the Stephen King adaptation starring Drew Barrymore. Armstrong was 11 on the time of filming.

“Generally, you do issues with out considering,” John Wilson, head of the group who places on the awards, mentioned in an announcement. “Then you might be known as out for it. Then you definitely get it. It’s why the Razzies had been created within the first place.”

The announcement led to widespread criticism earlier this week, which Wilson has known as “legitimate” and the unique choice “insensitive”. He mentioned that in future a brand new rule will imply that nobody below 18 might be nominated.

“We additionally imagine a public apology is owed Ms Armstrong, and want to say we remorse any damage she skilled because of our decisions,” he mentioned. He additionally added that the group has “by no means meant to bury anybody’s profession”.

Earlier this week, Wilson had defended the choice to BuzzFeed, stating that Armstrong was “an skilled actress, even when she’s solely 12” and that the response was “attention-grabbing” however “overblown”.

Armstrong was nominated alongside Bryce Dallas Howard, Diane Keaton, Kaya Scodelario and Alicia Silverstone. The Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde led the best way with eight nominations.

The organisers have beforehand nominated baby actors, together with Jake Lloyd for Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace and Macaulay Culkin for 3 performances in 1995.

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Final yr, the class of worst efficiency by Bruce Willis was rescinded after it was revealed that the actor has aphasia.

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