Golden Globes Red Carpet Turns Black in Honor of #MeToo and Time's Up Movements
Most actresses and actors on Sunday's carpet are wearing black in solidarity.
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.
BECAUSE EVERY WOMAN, EVERYWHERE, HAS POWER AND A VOICE.— America Ferrera (@AmericaFerrera) January 7, 2018
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
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