BLM: Golden Globes group ousts senior member

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association board has ousted Phil Berk for sending an email that called Black Lives Matter a “hate movement”.

Berk is a former president of the organisation that hosts the Golden Globes.

The decision comes hours after NBC — which broadcasts the Globes — condemned Mr Berk’s actions and called for his “immediate expulsion”.

The show’s producer, dick clark productions, also demanded Mr Berk’s removal.

Berk, an eight-term association president, fell under heavy scrutiny after he sent an email on Sunday criticising Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors.

The South African-born Berk shared an article that called Black Lives Matter a “racist hate movement” and described Ms Cullors as a “self-proclaimed trained Marxist”, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times.

Berk had been a member of the organisation for more than 40 years.

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