Looking back at JCMA scandal in Dublin, 2019
Some female writer was destined to win, as Hugo nowadays seems clearly to have been awarded according to the (not so global as it may appear when looking from inside the Anglosphere) gender agenda first, quality of the works submitted second. Or even hundredth. It’s not a crime per se, but, when conflict of intra-genre generations is eminent, it’s always better to conceive new awards instead of renaming traditional ones.
Ng’s acceptance speech and all the scandal that enveloped JCMA in 2019 looks now just a prologue to less peaceful protests, the award itself promptly forgotten, as it has not been given again since. So Ng’s disgusting histrionic speech, in fact, destroyed it. For worse.