Without a doubt, this year’s Golden Globes awards is going to feel like a different event. Rather than the traditional twirl and questions — “what are you wearing?” — this Sunday’s Golden Globes awards show is going to be hosting a different kind of conversation. And it’s a conversation in which stars and celebrities are asking everyone to participate.
— Rosario Dawson (@rosariodawson) January 5, 2018
As has been reported, this year’s awards season will begin with a break with tradition: both men and women who walk the red carpet at the Golden Globes will be dressed in black. Rather than straight-up boycotting the event, the women representing the advocacy organization Time’s Up believe it would be better to participate and make a visible statement — one that could continue to increase awareness of abuse of power across all industries — by wearing all black. As Kerry Washington told the Los Angeles Times, “We thought it was stronger to participate, but make sure we had a public sign of support.”
Of course, not everyone who has been affected by these issues or cares about these issues will be walking the red carpet. So Time’s Up is asking people who want to be a part of the movement to post their own black-clad statements on social media with the tag #WhyWeWearBlack.
As Rosario Dawson explained on social media in her invite to participate: “It’s time to celebrate each other — not just the nominees.” And after thanking the many notable people who have come out to share their stories of abuse, assault, and misconduct — both men and women — Dawson extended the invite to all. “Please join us in blacking out Sunday — post your videos and pictures of yourself in all black, whether you watch or don’t watch, or go or don’t go. …”
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) January 6, 2018
— amNewYork (@amNewYork) January 6, 2018
"Dear sisters. We are in this together." @TIMESUPNOW @goldenglobes #Metoo #WhyWeWearBlack #Solidarity #Speakup #TIMESUP @RWitherspoon @salmahayek @EvaLongoria @brielarson @EllenPage @Oprah #goldenglobes #WomenEmpoweringWomen pic.twitter.com/w8pYk2oZV3
— Wild Woman (@wildwomantour) January 7, 2018
Wearing black today in solidarity with the men and women asking for respect and equality across industry lines. Let's bring a stop to sexual harassment in the workplace. Join us in wearing black and saying #TimesUp.#WhyWeWearBlack @TIMESUPNOW pic.twitter.com/rFkBxOhV0t
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) January 7, 2018
Join me in making your profile picture black in support of all the men and women fighting for respect, equality and meaningful change in the workplace.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 7, 2018
— timesupindia (@timesupindia) January 6, 2018
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While these rich enablers R wearing black to the Golden Globes, they will be reminded #TheyAllKnew#GoldenGlobes2018#WhyWeWearBlack
— FeistyChristine (@FeistyCovfefe) January 6, 2018
I'm the transgender film critic who was on the receiving end of a transphobic and abusive email. While I usually smile for photos, it didn't seem right for this occasion. #WhyWeWearBlack #TimesUp #transisbeautiful #girlslikeus pic.twitter.com/sMkUga9FD1
— Danielle Solzman (@DanielleSATM) January 7, 2018
I work at a law firm. Our clients’ stories would break your heart. I wear black for them and those who can’t come forward. #WhyWeWearBlack #timesup @TIMESUPNOW @brielarson @RWitherspoon @TessaThompson_x @iamrashidajones @kerrywashington @TraceeEllisRoss @ConstanceWu pic.twitter.com/xdINntUqSZ
— Casey (@primalmusic) January 7, 2018
I wear black for the women in my city who have been harassed by men and for my niece so she doesn’t have to experience it like they did. Enough is ENOUGH #TIMESUP #WhyWeWearBlack @TraceeEllisRoss @RWitherspoon @kerrywashington thank you for fighting for women❤️ pic.twitter.com/79X7kbKlRT
— Elf you❤ (@lovelybriasha) January 7, 2018
At the time of this writing, the Time’s Up legal defense fund has raised more than $15 million to help support women in generally low-wage work environments fight back against harassment and misconduct. A lot of that funding was provided by the 300 women in film, television, and theater who created the organization this past October. Among the many women who signed the statement launching Time’s Up are Dawson, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, Salma Hayek, and Ashley Judd.
Proud to stand with women across every industry to say #TIMESUP on abuse, harassment, marginalization and underrepresentation. You can be the change. Sign the statement of solidarity & donate to the @TIMESUPNW Legal Defense Fund: https://t.co/5tf0boS329⁰
The Time. Is. Now. pic.twitter.com/JsYvGvgm8j
— Uzo Aduba (@UzoAduba) January 1, 2018
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