Razzies withdraw Bruce Willis award after family reveals actor has aphasia

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“After much thought and consideration, the Razzies have made the decision to withdraw the Razzie Award given to Bruce Willis for his recently announced diagnosis,” said a statement from The Razzies. “If someone’s medical condition is a factor in their decision-making and/or their performance, we recognize that it is not appropriate to give them a Razzie.”

On Wednesday, Willis’ family, including his ex-wife Demi Moore, said in a joint statement that the actor would be taking a break from acting due to his medical condition.

“This is a truly challenging time for our family and we are so grateful for your continued love, compassion and support,” the statement read in part.

According to the Mayo Clinic, aphasia is “a condition that robs you of the ability to communicate” and can be caused by a stroke, head injury, brain tumor, or disease.

The Razzies “nominated” Willis for eight of his appearances this year in a category named after him: “Worst Performance by Bruce Willis in a 2021 Movie.” The group eventually decided that his role in “Cosmic Sin” was the so-called winner.

“The category was never intended to be an ongoing part of the Razzies. So it will not be repeated,” The Razzies statement added.

On Wednesday, the organization appeared to take a lighter approach to its response, writing on Twitter: “The Razzies really regret the condition diagnosed by #BruceWillis. Perhaps this explains why he wanted to go out with a bang in 2021. Our best wishes to Bruce and family.”

Probably out of anger, the Razzies later tweeted, “Just to clarify, we heard about Willis’ diagnosis at the same time everyone else was doing it…just this morning.”

The Razzies also announced on Thursday that they were withdrawing a decades-old nomination for Shelley Duvall, whose performance in “The Shining” earned her a nomination at the time.

Razzie founders John JB Wilson and Maureen Murphy said they regret the nomination in an interview with Vulture.

“As we recently mentioned in a Vulture Interview, there are extenuating circumstances for Shelley Duvall in ‘The Shining’. Since then, we’ve learned that Duvall’s performance was influenced by Stanley Kubrick’s treatment of her during production,” the statement added on Thursday. . “We want to take this opportunity to withdraw that nomination as well.”

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