Brenda Fraser Will Boycott The Golden Globes If He’s Nominated For The Whale: Frankly, it appears like Hollywood has merely applied a bandaid to the industry’s pervasive sexual assault concerns rather than genuinely addressing them. Brendan Fraser appears to concur, at least based on a recent GQ profile.
He loves the positive reviews he’s been getting for “The Whale,” but he’s still troubled by the alleged groping that took place at a luncheon in 2003 by former Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Philip Berk.
Despite being nominated for Best Actor, Fraser will not be attending the Golden Globes ceremony because of the assault that led to his break from Hollywood. He described: “My mother didn’t raise a hypocrite, and I have a history with them, so that is why. You are free to call me many things, but not that.”
Fraser’s speech demonstrates the bravery of a sexual assault survivor in not letting an abusive system get away with their complacency and underlines his importance throughout the approaching awards season. Despite what the HFPA may say in response, it is obvious that he won’t be leaving after “The Whale” received positive reviews from critics. It is unclear if other people involved in the film will follow his example.