Stars wear black at Golden Globes #MeToo

January 08, 2018

Stars wore black to the Golden Globes in solidarity with victims of sexual abuse in the industry.

This year's Golden Globes could thread Hollywood's largest display of solidarity as some of the biggest names in show business pledge to don black at the 75th annual event.

With the influx of sexual misconduct allegations in entertainment - and other industries - since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke in October, stars of the big and small screen are planning to wear all black to the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles in support of those who have spoken out about sexual harassment and to protest gender inequality.

Along with the dark ensembles, participants will reportedly be accessorising with pins created by Time's Up, the coalition behind the statement.

The alliance almost decided to boycott the Golden Globe Awards entirely, Kerry Washington told the LA Times. But the group eventually decided against it, suggesting that it was important to support their peers who were nominated.

Instead, an agreement was made to wear all black, with the hopes that this unified stand would prompt a larger discussion from the red carpet, leveraging the access to millions of viewers tuned in to watch the awards show, both on camera and online, with the hashtag #WhyWeWearBlack.

"Wearing black is an opportunity to talk about all the other things that we're doing," Washington explained to the Times. "We're saying that we are three-dimensional, fully realized human beings as women. We are participants in this entertainment industry, and we have something to say."

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