The Razzies Eliminate Child Star Ryan Kiera Armstrong From Worst Actress Nominees | CNN



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The Razzies apologized and removed child actress Ryan Kiera Armstrong from their annual list of nominees.

Armstrong was nominated this week for worst actress for her performance in “Firestarter” by The Golden Raspberry Awards (the formal name of the Razzies), a satire of Hollywood awards billed as a celebration of the best of the worst in cinema.

There was a backlash given that Armstrong is only 12 years old.

“Sometimes, you do things without thinking, then they call you for it. So you get it. That is why the Razzies were created in the first place,” Razzies co-founder John B. Wilson said in a statement Wednesday.

“The recent valid criticism of the choice of 11-year-old (sic) Armstrong as a nominee for one of our awards brought to our attention how callous we have been in this case,” the statement continued. “As a result, we have removed Armstrong’s name from the final ballot our members will cast next month. We also believe that a public apology is owed to Ms. Armstrong, and we wish to say that we are sorry for any harm she experienced as a result of our elections.”

The Razzies will only nominate those who are 18 years of age or older, according to the group.

“We have never intended to bury anyone’s career. That is why our Redeemer Award was created,” the statement said. “We all make mistakes, including us. Since our motto is ‘Own Your Bad’, we realize we need to live up to it ourselves, too.”

CNN has reached out to representatives for Armstrong for comment.

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