So they want to draw attention to the problem of harassment.
On January 8, the annual Golden Globe Award ceremony for achievements in cinema and television took place in Beverly Hills. In 2018, due to the harassment in Hollywood, famous actresses organized a “silent” protest and deliberately dressed in black. Some actors did the same.
Initiative was part of a larger movement Times Up to combat harassment, which on January 1 announced several Hollywood actresses. The idea was criticized by Rose McGowan, who was one of the first to accuse Harvey Weinstein of harassment. The actress called the main problem exactly that the protest is taking place in a quiet format, and said that it “will not cause any real changes.” McGowan later removed tweets critical of the movement.
Black has been one of the most popular Golden Globes on the red carpet for many years, so it is difficult to determine which celebrity dressed in black to support the fight against harassment, and who just so. Usually costumes are approved a few months before the ceremony. However, some actresses announced in advance that they would participate in protest in their social networks, including Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Meryl Streep, Reese Witherspoon, Brie Larson, Rashida Jones and Tessa Thompson.
Two days before the award ceremony, it became known that there would not be enough black actresses for all comers. Hollywood stylists said they were “fighting for every dress.”
The red carpet of the Golden Globe is no longer the first time it has become a platform for political statements. In 2017, celebrities attached blue ribbons to their outfits as support for the American Civil Liberties Union.