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The first Hollywood awards show of 2018 is kicking off with a focus on social issues instead of fashion.
Actresses and actors descending upon Sunday’s Golden Globes red carpet are dressed in black to ban together in support of the newly created Time’s Up initiative and the already widespread #MeToo movement. Instead of asking the awards-show staple question “Who are you wearing?” on the carpet, TV hosts and reporters will instead question why the stars are wearing black, to give the nominees and their guests the opportunity to spread the movement’s message.
The black gowns represent Hollywood taking a stand against the numerous sexual harassment cases uncovered last year, declaring that time is up on inequality and mistreatment of women. Before the carpet, women in Hollywood encouraged their peers to join them via Instagram and Twitter announcements. Reese Witherspoon, Tracee Ellis Ross, Rashida Jones, Brie Larson and Tessa Thompson created a viral video together to urge those at the Globes to join them in wearing black.
See the video below and read what other stars from all facets of Hollywood are posting in support of Time’s Up and #MeToo.
Wear Black Tomorrow with us because #TIMESUP ! @RWitherspoon @iamrashidajones @brielarson @kerrywashington @TraceeEllisRoss #WhyWeWearBlack . pic.twitter.com/HtFTojuXoU
— Tessa Thompson (@TessaThompson_x) January 7, 2018
Globally, violence against women and girls affects 1 in 3 women in their lifetime. #TimesUp pic.twitter.com/55MnFKwKo3
— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) January 7, 2018
BECAUSE EVERY WOMAN, EVERYWHERE, HAS POWER AND A VOICE.
BECAUSE EVERY WOMAN, EVERYWHERE, DESERVES SAFETY AND DIGNITY.
Why do you wear black? And I wanna see a pic of you in black! Tweet at me please! #WHYWEWEARBLACK #TIMESUP pic.twitter.com/P8FmclrI5a
— America Ferrera (@AmericaFerrera) January 7, 2018
#TimesUp #WhyWeWearBlack pic.twitter.com/M8Ap9pM09H
— Tracee Ellis Ross (@TraceeEllisRoss) January 7, 2018
TODAY is the day! #TIMESUP #WhyWeWearBlack pic.twitter.com/x36HB1QujQ
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) January 7, 2018
TODAY is the day! #TIMESUP #WhyWeWearBlack
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#TIMESUP #WhyWeWearBlack #MeToo @TIMESUPNOW https://t.co/qbm6suXzuP pic.twitter.com/FEj6j8CbHZ
— Rosario Dawson (@rosariodawson) January 5, 2018
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