Universal Pictures submitted the film Get Out to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for review for a Golden Globe. The HFPA (a largely white group of ~90 journalists and media folks) sent the following messages by classifying the movie Get Out under 'comedy':
"I didn't watch the movie."
"You're a comedian, right Jordan? Stay in your lane."
"Black trauma is funny."
"I didn't know how to react, so I laughed."