White Roses Bloom on Grammys Red Carpet
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As expected, many musicians arriving on the Grammys red carpet (including Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart of The Chainsmokers, Cyndi Lauper and Lady Gaga) are donning white roses in support of the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements.
So are E! News host Giuliana Rancic and her team of reporters, who seem to have the flowers attached to their mics. Kelly Clarkson chose to carry a long-stemmed white rose in her hand on the carpet, and Camila Cabello wore white rosettes as a ring with her red gown resembling a rose petal.
“It represents hope and peace and sympathy and resistance, and I thought those were very lovely things for every human to encompass and to also share with others," Clarkson told E!. "Have sympathy for other people maybe if you haven’t been in the same situation.”
We’re also expecting to see some white dresses and accessories, too. The Grammys white rose statement was coordinated by the group Voices of Entertainment, led by Roc Nation senior vp marketing Meg Harkins.
The color white is symbolic of the suffragette movement, and Hillary Clinton wore white when she became the first women to receive the democratic nomination for president.
"Women make up 51 percent of the workforce, and it's about time we're paid equal," Lauper told E! of her decision to don a white rose. "Equality in power and the workplace would help not only women but men, too."
On white roses sparking the conversation, Sam Smith said, “I hope we get better. I hope we keep striving toward equality for absolutely everyone in every situation, across the board. Being a gay man, we need that as a community and the world needs it now.”
Also wearing a white rose, Nick Jonas said, "As a man I think it's important to listen and to be ready to listen and to do our part where we can, when we can; to raise awareness and stand in solidarity on an incredibly important issue. I think it's affecting so many peoples' lives, and if we can do our part here tonight it's a great thing."