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Publicists say their clients have withdrawn support over Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s ‘ethical impropriety’

Film industry pressure on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the body that organises the Golden Globe awards, has increased after more than 100 public relations firms sent a letter telling the organisation they had withdrawn all their celebrity clients from activities with the HFPA until it made “profound and lasting change” to correct what it described as the HFPA’s “longstanding exclusionary ethos … discriminatory behavior [and] ethical impropriety”.

According to Variety, the letter, signed by high-profile PR outfits including DDA, Premier, 42West and Rogers & Cowan/PMK, was delivered to the HFPA on Monday, following continuing criticism of the crisis-plagued organisation.

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