Bruce Willis razzie retraction: A sympathetic turn of events in light of actor's illness
In light of Bruce Willis' aphasia diagnosis and retirement, the Razzies rescind their tongue-in-cheek award originally given to spotlight his 2021 performances.
In a rare move, the Golden Raspberry Awards, notoriously famous for ribbing Hollywood's low points, retracted their unique accolade granted to Bruce Willis, reports Reuters. The decision came on the heels of Willis' family announcement that the actor will be retiring due to a cognitive disorder known as aphasia.
The Unanticipated Turn of Events
The Razzies had devised a particular category this year, especially for Bruce Willis. They nominated him eight times for "Worst Performance by Bruce Willis in a 2021 Movie," each time corresponding to one of his films. But in light of his newly disclosed medical condition, the Razzies opted for a more empathetic path, revoking the dubious honor.
"Razzie co-founders Mo Murphy and John Wilson said, "If someone's medical condition is a factor in their decision making and/or their performance, we acknowledge that it is not appropriate to give them a Razzie," a testament to the gravity of Willis' situation.
Reports indicate that concerns regarding Willis' health had been circulating within the film industry for several years, leading to a reduction in his on-screen roles due to diminished capacity.
Shining a Light on Misconduct
The Razzies also rescinded an old worst actress nomination for Shelley Duvall's performance in the 1980 film "The Shining," based on the reported mistreatment she endured at the hands of the late director Stanley Kubrick.
Kubrick, known for his extreme shooting demands, was described by Duvall as having a cruel streak, leaving her traumatized by the experience.
With these decisions, the Razzies have demonstrated an unexpected sense of empathy and consideration amidst their traditional mockery of Hollywood's less admirable efforts. It's a shift that reminds us all of the human side of the film industry, where personal struggles and misconduct can often be overshadowed by the glitz and glamour.