Drew Barrymore Slams Razzies for Nominating Firestarter Lead Ryan Kiera Armstrong

  • 📰 TMZ
  • ⏱ Reading Time:
  • 31 sec. here
  • 2 min. at publisher
  • 📊 Quality Score:
  • News: 16%
  • Publisher: 59%

Entertainment Entertainment Headlines News

Entertainment Entertainment Latest News,Entertainment Entertainment Headlines

'This makes my blood boil,' says Barrymore of the 12 year old's 'Worst Actress' nomination, which the Razzies have withdrawn and apologized for (via toofab)

As the star of the first"Firestarter" adaptation, which she led at the age of nine back in 1984, Barrymore feels an affinity with Armstrong's performance and the project.She also just feels it's unnecessary to target young artists."This makes my blood boil," she said on her eponymous talk show."Please don’t do this to people who are younger. That’s not nice."

Barrymore clarified that she doesn't have a problem with the Razzies or the concept of poking fun at the industry, which she says is"fair game, bring it on," but she draws the line at kids. She also noted that this isn't the first time the Razzies have nominated kids -- both Gary Coleman in the 1980s and Macaulay Culkin and Jake Lloyd in the '90s have garnered noms. The first Razzies were announced in 1981.

She said that the group"didn't get caught" then, but the advent of social media has changed things."This time they did," she said.

 

Thank you for your comment. Your comment will be published after being reviewed.
Please try again later.

TooFab girl get something more important to fume about. children are allowed to fail at things & be told. Thats how you become better. They already apologized & changed their rules to 18+ so move one. Truth is most child actors rely on cute & the rest is a bonus

We have summarized this news so that you can read it quickly. If you are interested in the news, you can read the full text here. Read more:

 /  🏆 379. in ENTERTAİNMENT

Entertainment Entertainment Latest News, Entertainment Entertainment Headlines

Similar News:You can also read news stories similar to this one that we have collected from other news sources.

The Razzies rescind nomination for child actor Ryan Kiera Armstrong after uproarThe Razzies take back their worst-actress nomination of 'Firestarter' star Ryan Kiera Armstrong after facing backlash for nominating a child actor. Rescinding the nomination doesn’t erase the fact it was made in the first place nor it’s effect As they should. Sadly, the damage has already been done to that young actress. The Razzies themselves should just be rescinded. This was a really low blow, even for them. The fact that it took an internet uproar for them to 'fix' the issue is all you really need to know about the Razzies.
Source: latimes - 🏆 11. / 82 Read more »

Razzies Apologize for Nominating 12-Year-Old Actor, Introduce Age Limit for NominationsThe Razzie Awards have introduced an age limit for nominations following blowback after 12-year-old Ryan Kiera Armstrong (pictured above) was nominated for Worst Actress. In a statement, Razzies fo… Why do you still feel compelled to cover the Razzies? Why give them any attention in the first place? Complete waste of everyone’s time. bwaha sorry but I kinda love how mean that is. Very Roald dahl. maybe cause I find most child actors & singers annoying. MJ was the only great child singer, period. They do this every year. Last year, they had to apologize for the Bruce Willis category. Just end Razzies and move on.
Source: Variety - 🏆 108. / 63 Read more »

The Razzies Withdrew An “Insensitive” Worst Actress Nomination For A 12-Year-OldGoing forward, no performer or filmmaker under the age of 18 will be eligible for a nomination for a Razzie Award, which recognizes the worst movies in Hollywood. Good children don't deserve to be shamed.
Source: BuzzFeed - 🏆 730. / 51 Read more »

Razzies Sorry For Nominating Pre-Teen, Adopts Age Guidelines: “Sometimes, You Do Things Without Thinking”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 It still sucked tho. Oh that did seem a bit mean. Hollywood bullying 12 years old kid. Razzie Awards should be banned permanently.
Source: DEADLINE - 🏆 109. / 63 Read more »

The Razzies Rescind Nomination of 12-Year-Old Actor After BacklashJust a day after the nomination, TheRazzies are rescinding the nomination of the 12-year-old star of Firestarter due to backlash. Tbh it ain't that serious, it's light hearted fun. People are making it seem like The Razzies where making death threats to this kid. they did the same thing to jake lloyd
Source: ComicBook - 🏆 65. / 68 Read more »

Razzies apologize for nominating 12-year-old ‘worst actress’: ‘Valid criticism’The awards show will impose an age minimum for people they seek to nominate in future years. Own it. Hallie Berry accepted hers for Catwoman and it was hilarious.
Source: nypost - 🏆 91. / 67 Read more »