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Actresses to wear black to protest sexual harassment at the Golden Globes

All actresses attending the 2018 Golden Globes will be wearing black in wake of all the sexual harassment accusations that have set Hollywood on fire.

Rumours are that presenters and nominees like Jessica Chastain, Mary J. Blige, Emma Stone and Meryl Streep will be wearing “all-black looks as a symbol of protest against harassment in Hollywood.”

There are also murmurings that the black ensembles will continue throughout awards season.

This quiet protest comes amid a national reckoning for men in power, including disgraced film executive Harvey Weinstein. Since dozens of women publicly accused Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault, other survivors have come forward to describe misconduct by stars like Louis C.K., Kevin Spacey, Matt Lauer and more.

The movement has garnered such momentum that Time even named “The Silence Breakers” its Person of the Year for 2017.

However, actress Rose McGowan, who was one of the first to accuse Harvey Weinstein has slammed those who plan to wear black at the Golden Globes as a symbol of protest against sexual harassment in Hollywood. McGowan thinks Streep’s protest is not for real change and is just a token protest.

In a post on Twitter, McGowan wrote, “Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest. YOUR SILENCE is THE problem. You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa.”

Marchesa is the fashion line designed by Weinstein’s estranged wife, Georgina Chapman. This is not the first time McGowan is expressing her frustration. Earlier, she bashed Alyssa Milano for sympathising with Chapman.

Hollywood stars also recently took a stand at the Emmys, where many wore blue ribbons to show support for the American Civil Liberties Union and the “Stand With the ACLU” initiative. Some also wore safety pins as a show of solidarity for marginalized groups after Donald Trump was elected president.

The 2018 Golden Globes will take place on January 7, 2018.

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