The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has been criticized for months for its lack of diversity, admitting in February that it had no black members.
Star of Marvel’s upcoming “Black Widow,” Johansson criticized the association as “an organization that has been legitimized by Harvey Weinstein to give a boost to Academy recognition.”
As someone with a movie to promote, Johansson said, showing up at HFPA press conferences and awards “often meant dealing with sexist questions and remarks from some HFPA members who bordered on the sexual harassment, ”she continued in her statement on Saturday.
“Unless there is a fundamental reform needed within the organization, I think it’s time we took a step back from the HFPA,” she wrote.
The actress joins a growing effort to avoid the HFPA over its diversity concerns. The Golden Globes are generally considered a precursor to the Oscars.
Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos and Amazon Studios director Jennifer Salke recently pledged to stay away from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association until significant reforms are made, according to the Guardian.
The HFPA did not immediately return a request for comment.