Former baby star Drew Barrymore was outraged by Ryan Kiera Armstrong’s Worst Actress nod on the Golden Raspberry Awards.
The 12 12 months previous was positioned within the Worst Actress class for her function in ‘Firestarter ‘ on the annual Razzies – which give tongue-in-cheek recognition to the worst of the movie trade over the past 12 months – however bosses later apologised to the kid star and rescinded the nomination and now Drew – who performed the identical function as Ryan within the 1984 model of the movie – has insisted the present ought to by no means have focused youngsters.
Talking on ‘The Drew Barrymore Present’, she defined: “Properly, this makes my blood boil … It is an awards present that began in 1980 as a spoof award present, type of just like the Oscars however the insulting model. And pay attention, I get poking enjoyable at ourselves, I imply come on truthful recreation deliver it on, however Ryan is 12 years previous.”
Drew went on to say: “Apparently they’ve really nominated a couple of youngsters earlier than however they did not get caught and this time they did.
“The reality is, in 1980 an trade insider small awards ceremony with out the facility of social media was like a, ‘Deliver it on we are able to all deal with it [kind of thing’]’.
“However now it is type of like one other strategy to publicly permit others to disgrace them and mock them with platforms that possibly they could not have anticipated again within the day. However now they know.”
Drew concluded by sending a message to Razzies bosses, saying: “So I might simply say to them, ‘Please do not do that to people who find themselves youthful. That is not good’. And I actually like Ryan, and as ‘Firestarter’! Do not do that once more.”
After Ryan’s nomination was introduced, Razzie bosses confronted a fierce backlash from critics and later withdrew her from the shortlist, which additionally featured Bryce Dallas Howard (‘Jurassic Park: Dominion’), Diane Keaton (Mack + Rita’), Kaya Scodelario (‘The King’s Daughter’) and Alicia Silverstone (‘The Requin’).
Razzies co-founder John Wilson additionally confirmed they’d be altering the voting guidelines to make sure nobody below the age of 18 will be nominated in future.
He mentioned: “The current legitimate criticism of the selection of 11-year-old Armstrong as a nominee for one in every of our awards introduced our consideration to how insensitive we’ve been on this occasion. “In consequence, we have now eliminated Armstrong’s title from the Ultimate Poll that our members will solid subsequent month. We additionally consider a public apology is owed Ms. Armstrong, and want to say we remorse any damage she skilled on account of our selections.”