Razzies Sorry For Nominating Pre-Teen, Adopts Age Guidelines: “Sometimes, You Do Things Without Thinking”

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The Razzie Awards certainly took some razzing this week after it nominated 12-year-old 'Firestarter' star Ryan Kiera Armstrong for Worst Actress. Today the head of the group behind the Golden Raspberry Awards offered an apology

for Worst Actress. Today the head of the group behind the Golden Raspberry Awards offered an apology.

Calling the backlash “valid criticism,” Wilson said Armstrong’s name has been removed from the final ballot and that the group is “adopting a Voting Guideline precluding any performer or film-maker under 18 years of age from being considered for our awards.”Here is Wilson’s statement in full: 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.

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Responding to the widespread uproar over the nom, the Razzies’ John 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.” Read his statement here:

If the shoe fits 🤷‍♂️

Where’s the apology to jake Lloyd he was nominated for worst supporting actor at the 1999 golden raspberry 🧐🧐🧐🧐🧐

Hollywood bullying 12 years old kid. Razzie Awards should be banned permanently.

Oh that did seem a bit mean.

It still sucked tho.

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