The black outfits at the Golden Globes are part of a long history of protest fashion.
Last month, reports surfaced that some female actors planned to wear all-black looks on the Golden Globes red carpet to protest sexual misconduct in Hollywood. More recently, some men, including Dwayne Johnson, announced plans to join them. The protest comes after numerous allegations of sexual harassment and assault against men in Hollywood and other industries, beginning with those against movie producer Harvey Weinstein in October.
The sartorial choice is being positioned as a way to call attention to the effort to end sexual misconduct. It’s organized by Time’s Up, a new initiative to eradicate sexual harassment and gender inequality in the workplace, which includes the creation of a legal defense fund. Time’s Up, which has also provided pins to be worn on the red carpet, is backed by more than 300 women in the entertainment industry, including Shonda Rhimes, Reese Witherspoon, and Meryl Streep.
From The Sun:
What is the Time’s Up movement?
Time’s Up is an initiative created by 300 female Hollywood actors, executives, writers and directors to “counter systemic sexual harassment in the entertainment business”.
The initiative created pins which many attendees proudly wore.
Oprah Winfrey did a powerful speech at the event, and said: “I think that wearing black in solidarity is one step. I think that what Time’s Up is doing with a legal defence fund is a major step.
“It was very important to all of us involved with Time’s Up that it not just be about the women of Hollywood because we’re already a privileged group but to extend to the women of the world because as I said tonight there isn’t a culture, a race, a religion, a politic, a workplace that hasn’t been affected by it.”
PHOTO GALLERY: Celebrities Who Wore Black At The Golden Globes 2018