Drew Barrymore Slams Razzies for Nominating Firestarter Lead Ryan Kiera Armstrong

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'This makes my blood boil,' says Barrymore of the 12 year old's 'Worst Actress' nomination, which the Razzies have withdrawn and apologized for (via toofab)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


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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

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