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Razzies Sorry For Nominating Pre-Teen, Adopts Age Guidelines: “Sometimes, You Do Things Without Thinking”

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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. Responding to the widespread uproar over the nom, the Razzies’ John Wilson said: “Sometimes, you do things without thinking, Then you are called out for it.

Then you get it. It’s why the Razzies were created in the first place.” Read his full statement below. Calling the backlash “valid criticism,” Wilson said Armstrong’s name has been removed from the final ballot and that the group is “adopting a Voting Guideline precluding any performer or film-maker under 18 years of age from being considered for our awards.” The Razzie “winners” will be “honored” on March 11, the day before the Academy Awards.

Here is Wilson’s statement in full: Sometimes, you do things without thinking, Then you are called out for it. Then you get it.

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