Golden Globes 2018: Why are celebrities wearing black this year and what is Time’s Up?

Golden Globes 2018: Why are celebrities wearing black this year and what is Time’s Up?

This year’s Golden Globes are taking place in Los Angeles to present some of the finest stars from TV and film the prestigious accolade.

It is also the opportunity for the film stars to wear their finest garb as they take to the red carpet, dressed in some of the most expensive ballgowns in the world.

As it celebrates its 75th anniversary, many celebrities are heading to the red carpet dressed in black this year in protest, wearing a pin that reads ‘Time’s Up’.

But what is the meaning behind it and what is the ‘Time’s Up’ pin?

The protest is part of the Time’s Up movement which is in recognition of the #MeToo viral hashtag.

Many women used the hashtag to speak out about their experiences of sexual assault in light of the recent allegations against Harvey Weinstein that emerged in October 2017.

The film producer has since been accused by over 50 women, ranging from sexual harassament to rape.

The 65-year-old has since resigned from the board at his company and has strongly denied all allegations, before heading to the Meadows rehabilitation clinic for sex addiction. 

In light of the this, the Time’s Up movement was announced on January 1, which is advocating for legislation to punish companies that persist in harassment charges, as well as gender equality and for women on the red carpet to wear black in solidarity.

It is also a $13 million (£9.5 million) legal defence fund to help low-income women who have suffered harassment and sexual assault in the workplace. 

The movement was founded by members including actresses Eva Longoria, Ashley Judd, America Ferrera, Natalie Portman, Emma Stone and Reese Witherspoon with the defence operation behind being led by the National Women’s Law Center’s Legal Network for Gender Equity.

A pin that read’s ‘Time’s Up’ is also expected to be worn by many people on the red carpet, with 500 being produced in just two weeks by costume designer Arianne Phillips.

Celebrities including Gal Gadot, Jessica Chastain and Mary J. Blige, as well as men including Tom Hiddleston and Dwayne Johnson, are reportedly some of the few to confirm that they will be wearing black on the red carpet in solidarity.

Some celebrities are not as supportive of the movement such as Rose McGowan, who claims she was raped by Weinstein in 1997 and has stated that wearing black is “a silent protest [and] YOUR SILENCE is THE problem,” on Twitter before taking deleting the tweet.

Other’s have mocked the decision what with men already wearing black suits on the red carpet.

New York site Mic stated: “Don’t most men who attend the Globes come cloaked in either all-black or mostly black?”

Published at Mon, 08 Jan 2018 00:01:00 +0000

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