/ 12 May 2021

Diversity concerns front and centre

Aussie basketball star Liz Cambage yesterday confirmed “I’m in baby” for the July Tokyo Olympics, following speculation she would boycott the Games. Last week the 29yo called out Olympic officials for what she believed was a ‘whitewashed’ promotional shoot. Her comments last week drew criticism, but officials admitted it could have “better reflected the rich diversity of athletes”. Also being hit with the diversity stick are the organisers behind the Golden Globes with US broadcaster NBC announcing it will not air the awards ceremony next year following diversity and corruption concerns. This year’s ceremony also saw a drop in viewership to a 13-year low of 6.9 million viewers tuning in after 18.4 million people watched in 2019. Several A-listers have expressed their concerns, including actor Tom Cruise who said he feels the need, the need to hand back his 3 Golden Globe awards in light of the investigation’s findings.

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