A 12-year-old child actor won the worst actress award It’s a lot of votes for the Golden Raspberry nomination.
The annual Golden Raspberry Awards, which awards the “worst” of the year in Hollywood, has been embroiled in controversy for including a 12-year-old child actor on the list.
Ryan Kiera Armstrong (12) of the movie “Firestarter” released last year. John Wilson, co-founder of the Golden Raspberry Award, known as the Razzies, said he was “exaggerated” by Ryan Kiera Armstrong, 12, who played Charlie McGee in “Firestarter” amid social media criticism.
Many netizens criticized that it is not appropriate to nominate a teenage actor.
Wilson has spoken to BuzzFeed about the row, less than a year after he abolished the category mocking actor Bruce Willis after his aphasia diagnosis was made public last year.
“I can see how it’s acceptable,” Wilson said of the incident, but “I don’t think it was intended.”
“I think it’s just people who get angry about it.I don’t even know how to say this…The outrage is interesting and probably justified to some extent, but I think it is exaggerated. ‘Oh, my God, this is the Rage Awards!’ he said, stressing that the ‘intention’ of the nomination was to ‘laugh’.
According to Wilson, Armstrong was considered an “experienced actor” even though he was 12, ranking fifth among about 1,100 members in the category, which included Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic Park: Dominion), Diane Keaton (Mac & Rita), Kaya Scodelario (daughter of The King), and Alicia Silverstone (The Reckin).
Among those who expressed their displeasure on social media was child actor Julian Hilliard (11). He tweeted: “Nominating a child is abhorrent and wrong. Why put children at increased or worse risk of bullying? Get better,” he said.
Responding to an opinion from a user who called the show a ‘joke’, Hilliard said, “No, it’s not about children. The joke can have a very negative effect. They crossed the line,” he stressed.
Another user also responded to Armstrong’s nomination, saying, “This is impossible. As a critic, I believe I am honest about the film but there is no reason to be cruel. It’s terrible to treat a child this way,” he said, expressing a negative opinion
Another user said, “It’s unfair to nominate a young talent,” adding, “It’s like hitting a person who makes a complicated recipe for the first time.”
Someone wrote, “Just like last year when I abolished Bruce Willis’ category, I ask to withdraw Ryan Kiera Armstrong, who was nominated for the worst actress category.” In addition, “they crossed the line. She is a child. “Children should be banned from mentioning at Golden Raspberry,” he said.