This week, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) continued their run of bad press, when two longtime members announced their resignations with a letter sent to the HFPA leadership, with a copy to the Los Angeles Times’ editorial staff. In their letter, Diederik van Hoogstraten of the Netherlands and Wenting Xu of China called out the HFPA’s toxic culture, where “bullying of members by members is left unquestioned and unpunished. The badgering of talent and publicists: ditto.” They also pointed to the unjustifiably large compensation members receive for their work on committees. These new allegations echo the criticisms that have circled around the HFPA since a scathing expose was published by the L. A. Times earlier this year in the week before the 2021 Golden Globes awards ceremony. Since that time, the HFPA expelled its former President Philip Berk and embarked on a process of “transformational change”, with the goals of increasing the diversity of its membership, instituting transparent and ethical business practices, and rebuilding its reputation within the industry and with the public. Until such time, the industry has pulled back from its association with the HPFA, including most studios ceasing all interaction with the HFPA and NBC cancelling the 2022 Golden Globes awards broadcast. This week’s news represents yet another challenge to the association and its long-term prospects.